STATE WILDLIFE OFFICER BEGINS DUTY IN COSHOCTON COUNTY
COLUMBUS, OH –State Wildlife Officer Jerrod Allison, 34, of Norwich, Ohio began active duty in Coshocton County on March 27th, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Officer Allison is a 1995 graduate of John Glenn High School in Muskingum County. In 1998, he received an Associate’s Degree from Muskingum Technical College. Before becoming a state wildlife officer, Allison was a seasonal employee at Senacaville Fish Hatchery, and also worked at the Belmont Soil and Water District for three years as a Wildlife Technician. He was most recently assigned as the State Wildlife Officer to Trumbull County in northeast Ohio.
"I was happy to serve the residents of Trumbull County,” said Allison, “but I’m excited to return to my home area. I look forward to interacting with the outdoor enthusiasts of Coshocton County.”
As a state wildlife officer, Allison 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 contact many Ohio sportsmen and women in the field, perform fish and wildlife surveys, advise on nuisance wildlife issues, and give presentations on wildlife management, hunter education, trapping, and fishing.
He will reside within the county.