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Career Advancement 

Last Updated: 08/12/2011

Promoted from District Officer to Field Supervisor


Officer Anthony patrolling the San Pedro area
Officer Anthony patrolling the San Pedro area


Matt Anthony


Farmington District Supervisor

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

GMU’s 2 and 7 (northern portion), Navajo Lake, Farmington Lake and the San Juan River.


Bachelors of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Management, ENMU 1998

Length of Service:

12 years

Specialty or Interest:

Law Enforcement Instructor: I work closely with the officers and field divisions to assist in the training of new officers as well as advanced training for current officers. I enjoy developing lesson plans to help other officers with their continued education and wildlife enforcement techniques..  I am a DPS Firearms Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, Reality Based Trainer and General Police Instructor. I also enjoy working with local BLM wildlife biologist on habitat projects and assist in the active management of species, like mule deer.

Current Projects/Assignments:

Supervision: I supervise 4 district officers in the NW portion of the state. I work closely with the public, local government agencies, Forest Service and BLM officials on habitat, wildlife and law enforcement issues. I am currently training new officers in firearms this summer, assisting them in the proficiency of handguns, shotguns and rifles to meet Department and DPS standards..

Best Thing About the Job:

Always a new day. I enjoy working with all the different aspects each day. One day I may be patrolling a back country area. The next I could be talking to a group about wildlife-human safety issues. There is always something new.

Most Common Question People Have:

How do I draw a license in this state to hunt big game like elk?


“I wish I knew”, every year is a roll of the dice. It is a random drawing process and the real good units are very popular with lots of applicants and it is hard to get draw for one of these.  Keep trying, it could be your turn!

Contact Information (email & Dept. phone):

email . or call 505-327-4403.