NEW WILDLIFE OFFICER ASSIGNED TO LORAIN COUNTY
AKRON, OH – Randolph White, 27, of Norwalk, Ohio will be assigned as a state wildlife officer in Lorain County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
White is one of 13 new wildlife officer cadets who have been undergoing extensive training and were sworn in as commissioned state wildlife officers during ceremonies June 29 in Columbus. He began his new duties the following day.
Following completion of the Ohio Peace Officers Training course on April 27, the cadets were provided with nine weeks of additional specialized training by the Division of Wildlife. In addition to wildlife law 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, White will be responsible for enforcing wildlife laws on public lands as well as private lands and providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as needed. He will also assist other Division of Wildlife professionals in a variety of projects as assigned and continue to receive additional resource training during his career.
"I am excited to be continuing my career in fish and wildlife management and am looking forward to serving the people of Ohio and specifically, Lorain County,” said White. Officer White graduated from Lake Superior State University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management and worked for the USDA in Sandusky and Cleveland prior to joining Division of Wildlife.