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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


Darrell Cole


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


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?


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  or call 505-222-4700