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Career Advancement 

Last Updated: 09/09/2010

Promoted from District Officer to Field Training Officer

Officer Cole preparing for winter survey counts
Officer Cole (on left in red cap) preparing to go on winter survey

Name:

Darrell Cole

Position:

NW Area Field Training Officer / Belen District Officer

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

Middle Rio Grande Valley, GMU’s 8, 13, 14, 18

Education:

BS Wildlife Management

Length of Service:

13 Years

Specialty or Interest:

Capturing raccoons & bears, responding to calls from the public, & enforcement training. My Interests are hunting, carnivores, and volunteering and assisting in coaching High School Baseball

Current Projects/Assignments:

Training a new Recruit to become a full, self sufficient conservation officer

Best Thing About the Job:

I get to work for and with great people.

Most Common Question People Have: 

Why do the bears come into town?

Answer:

Because they are hungry and lost.  Urban settings are very confusing to bears and sometimes they need a little help finding their way back to the woods.

Contact Information:

email darrell.cole@state.nm.us  or call 505-222-4700

 

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