Message from the Division of Environmental Conservation Police

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The mission statement of the Connecticut Environmental Conservation (EnCon) Police is Natural Resource Protection and Public Safety through Education, Outreach and Enforcement. Since 1895, EnCon Police Officers, traditionally known as Game Wardens, have passionately enforced fish and game laws in Connecticut. Today, EnCon Officers are just as passionate about hunting. The feeling of a crisp fall morning and the changing leaves pumps just as much adrenaline within us as it does any hunter anticipating the upcoming hunting season.

As we move toward the future, many old traditions become a thing of the past; however, EnCon Police Officers continue to honor the tradition of Connecticut’s sportsmen and women and value the role they play in environmental conservation. We challenge those who hunt to be mentors and engage today’s youth to participate in junior hunting programs. Should you have the opportunity to meet an EnCon Officer in the field or out and about, I encourage you to engage in conversation. Positive communication is essential in creating relationships and gaining trust in a combined effort to protect our state’s natural resources. Report fish and game violations to our 24-hour, toll-free line at 1-800-842-4357.

Connecticut has an abundance of fish and game opportunities. Enjoy the hunting season and, most importantly, be safe!

Acting Colonel Keith Williams
State Environmental Conservation Police


Report Fish and Wildlife Violations to DEEP’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at 1-800-842-HELP

All calls are confidential.