The agency’s Law Enforcement Division enforces the game, fish and boating laws of North Carolina as established by the N.C. General Assembly and the agency. Wildlife officers are state law enforcement officers, with arrest authority for state and federal violations. Each holds a Basic Law Enforcement Training certification.


Careers in Law Enforcement

Information on how to become an enforcement officer for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.


Contact an Enforcement Officer

Find an Enforcement Officer near you.



The N.C. Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) program is a silent witness, anti-poaching program that encourages the public to report any suspicious activity or knowledge about poaching violations.


Learn the Law from Those Who Enforce It Video Series

In this video series, Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers explain the following topics: hunting on Sundays; North Carolina's Landowner Protection Act; validating your NC Big Game Harvest Report Card and reporting your harvest; determining legal shooting times in North Carolina; and, North Carolina's Requirements to Display Hunter Orange.