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Career Advancement 

Last Updated: 12/20/2013

 

Promoted from Sergeant to Captain of Field Operations

 

Captain Benjamin Byrd, Wildlife Officer of the Year
Captain Benjamin Byrd, Wildlife Officer of the Year
Captain Benjamin Byrd, compliance check during a rifle deer hunt

Captain Benjamin Byrd, compliance check during a rifle deer hunt

Captain Benjamin Byrd, with the Sonterra Bear caught inside a home in Alto, NM
Captain Benjamin Byrd, with a bear caught inside a home in Alto, NM

Name:

Benjamin Byrd

 

Position:

Captain of Field Operations Division

 

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Santa Fe Headquarters - Field Operations Division includes supervising statewide law enforcement training, recruiting, investigations, revocations, guide & outfitters, special use permits program and the Operation Game Thief (OGT) program.

 

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife & Fisheries Science, ENMU

 

Length of Service:

11 years

 

Specialty or Interest:

Law Enforcement and Firearms

 

Current Projects/Assignments:

Learning about the OGT program, investigative team, revocation process, training, recruiting and new daily job duties.

 

Best Thing About the Job:

So far all the new things I have learned since I have been in this new job.  The days go quickly and I have been able to learn a great deal about the department.

 

Most Common Question People Have:

In my new position I get more calls from our officers regarding equipment (trucks, firearms, etc.)

 

Answer:

We are trying to provide our officers with the best possible equipment and give them the tools they need to conduct their business in a safe and effective manner. 

 

Contact Information:

Call 505-476-8062 or email Benjamin.Byrd@state.nm.us

 

Important Information:

SHIKAR-SAFARI CLUB HONORS BEN BYRD AS WILDLIFE OFFICER OF THE YEAR, NOV. 26, 2013:

SANTA FE – Ben Byrd, a top conservation officer with the Department of Game and Fish, has been named New Mexico Wildlife Officer of the Year...

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