New State Wildlife Officer Assigned to Hancock County
FINDLAY, OH- State Wildlife Officer Scott Sharpe has been assigned to Hancock County on March 25, 2012, according to the Ohio Departments of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife.
Officer Sharpe is a 1999 graduate of Liberty Center High School in Henry County. In 2003, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University. Officer Sharpe is married with two kids and he and his wife are expecting their third child in August.
A 2005 graduate of the Wildlife Academy, Officer Sharpe has served with the Department of Natural Resources for five years. Officer Sharpe has been covering Hancock County since it became vacant last summer and is already familiar with the county and its constituents.
“Scott’s experience, professionalism and his familiarity with the county will greatly benefit the sportsmen and women of Hancock County,” said Kevin Russell, Sharpe’s supervisor. “I believe Scott will be an excellent fit as the Hancock County Wildlife Officer.”
According to Officer Sharpe, “I am excited to be assigned to Hancock County. Since I have been covering the county I have already developed good relationships with many of the conservation clubs and citizens within the county.”
As the county wildlife officer, Officer Sharpe will be responsible for enforcing the laws on public lands as well as private property and providing assistance to other law enforcement agencies as needed. He will also contact 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, fisheries management and trapper education.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit ODNR’s website at www.ohiodnr.com.