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Becoming an Environmental Police Officer

Learn about the duties and requirements, including exams, for environmental police officers.

Environmental police officers protect public waterways, commercial and recreational outdoor activities, and enforce federal laws that safeguard the Commonwealth’s natural resources.



Environmental Police Officers enforce all general laws of the Commonwealth focusing on the protection of natural resources waterways, commercial and recreational outdoor activities, and federal laws pertaining to the protection of the Commonwealth’s natural resources.  Environmental Police Officer duties may include: investigating accidents and/or fatalities involving hunting, boating, and recreational vehicles; providing a law enforcement presence regarding the environment, public safety and related educational activities within an assigned geographic area; performing basic maintenance and operates motor vehicles, motorboats, snowmobiles, off road vehicles, and related safety equipment.

Entrance Requirements

Age Requirement:  As of the posting of this notice, candidates must be at least 21 years of age on or before August 29, 2016, (pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 467 of the Acts of 2004)
Education Requirement: High school diploma OR Massachusetts Department of Education Equivalent.

Minimum Qualifications:
At least 2 years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional or paraprofessional experience in wildlife or fisheries conservation or Officer on Snowmobile management, natural resources conservation or management, biological or environmental science, forestry, ecology, marine science, or conservation law enforcement.  Education may be substituted for required work experience.

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