STATE WILDLIFE OFFICER BEGINS DUTY IN LOGAN COUNTY
COLUMBUS, OH –Adam M. Smith, 25, of Lewistown, Ohio was assigned as a new state wildlife officer in Logan County Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Officer Smith is one of the 17 new wildlife officer cadets who underwent extensive training and was sworn in as a commissioned state wildlife officers during recent ceremonies in Columbus.
Following completion of the 16-week Ohio Peace Officers Training course May 1, the cadets were provided with nine weeks of additional specialized training by the Division of Wildlife. In addition to wildlife enforcement procedures and agency policies, the cadets received training in areas such as wildlife and fish management, communications, public relations, administration, education, hunter safety, and special projects.
As a state wildlife officer, Smith will have statewide jurisdiction to enforce wildlife regulations, investigate allegations of waterway pollution and protect state property. He will also conduct educational programs, advise landowners on dealing with wildlife and keep local agencies and conservation organizations updated on wildlife projects and regulations.
“I look forward to serving all Ohioans and I’m eager to begin my career alongside the residents of Logan County,” said Adam Smith, state wildlife officer.
Smith is a 2002 graduate of Botkins High School in Shelby County. In 2007, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Wright State University. Smith and his wife Jessica will reside in Logan County.