Forest Service Law Enforcement Investigations

Forest Service Law Enforcement Investigations


Hello, my name is Tracy Perry. I’m the Director of Law Enforcement and Investigations
for the United States Forest Service. I’m pleased that you are interested in learning
more about our agency and what our law enforcement organization has to offer. I’m sure you’re asking yourself exactly what
does the Forest Service do? Well, I’m glad you asked. Take a look. Congress established the Forest Service in
1905 – to provide quality water and timber for the nation’s benefit. Over the years, the public has expanded the
list of what they want from national forests and grasslands. The Forest Service is dedicated to the management,
protection, and efficient use of the national forests and grasslands, ensuring that they
continue to provide sustainable yields of renewable resources – such as water, forage,
wildlife, timber, and outdoor recreation. Now that you know the mission of the
Forest Service, let’s talk about working in the great outdoors as a member of our Law
Enforcement and Investigations team. If you are looking for a challenging career
in land management law enforcement, the Forest Service is the agency for you. Our Law Enforcement and Investigations Staff
is charged with protecting the public, employees, and natural resources throughout 193 million
acres of National Forest System lands from Alaska to Puerto Rico and throughout the continental
United States. Law enforcement is essential to the effective
management, use, and protection of national forest system lands and associated resources. The Forest Service employs approximately 700
law enforcement personnel nationwide. With an increasing number of visitors to the
national forests and grasslands, the need for law enforcement personnel continues to
grow. Our uniformed law enforcement officers enforce
Federal laws and regulations governing national forest system lands and resources. They establish a regular and recurring presence
on vast amounts of public land, roads, and campgrounds, taking appropriate action when
illegal activity is discovered. They work cooperatively with Federal, State,
local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, conduct informational and educational programs,
enforce controlled substance laws, assist outside agencies with search and rescue missions
on national forest system lands, and assist with investigations. Our criminal investigators plan and conduct
criminal and administrative investigations as they relate to laws governing the National
Forest System. Criminal investigators primarily conduct investigations
involving archaeological, timber, fire, and wildlife violations. They, too, work cooperatively with Federal,
State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. They conduct complex criminal and civil investigations
involving drug trafficking organizations, domestic terrorism, and claims for or against
the government. They conduct undercover and surveillance operations. There are some conditions of employment that
are required for these positions. Incumbents must meet basic educational and
experience prerequisites. Must be younger than 37 years of age at the
time of appointment; prior service in approved Federal law enforcement positions may be subtracted
from the applicant’s actual age when making this determination. Must successfully complete the appropriate
law enforcement course. Pass a special background investigation conducted
initially and periodically. Pass a drug urinalysis test initially and
randomly after appointment. If you are a student studying Criminal Justice,
pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree, you may be eligible for our Student Employment Program. The conditions recently mentioned apply
to all candidates, but in addition to those, students must be in good standing with their educational institution. Must have a 2.5 Grade Point Average. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must sign mobility and development agreements. Must furnish course registration information
and transcripts. If you do not wish to be a sworn law enforcement
officer but wish to aspire to work for the Law Enforcement and Investigations staff,
we also have administrative personnel who support the organization in a variety of ways. Our administrative support personnel are essential
to ensuring that the Law Enforcement and Investigations organization operates as effectively and efficiently
as possible.I want to personally thank you for your interest in the US Forest Service
and Law Enforcement and Investigations organization. Join our team-today!

11 thoughts on “Forest Service Law Enforcement Investigations

  • I asked myself what the forest service does and after years in the wilderness dealing with these Nazi muffins I learned they are just like any other Government agency FULL OF SHIT AND WASTING OUR RESOURCES .

  • The forest police needs to go as they're a waste of tax dollars, unconstitutional, and they're domestic terrorist.

  • Lol, "Manage outdoor recreation areas". The only time I see Forest Service personnel is when they're writing tickets to respectful dirt bikers that didn't run from them. They do absolutely nothing to help maintain trails

  • I find it funny that our law enforcement division has an age restriction. Are Wildland firefighters don't as long as they can pass a successful pack test and they're red card is current and up-to-date hell it doesn't matter if the guys 65 years old hell I've seen people older than that on forest fire so why the restriction a law enforcement personnel? I mean no offense to her amazing wonderful people the Forest Service but I mean come on man firefighting is way more physical is a way more dangerous and is absolutely way harder on the body yeah I've seen men clear up into their 70s working fire lines not all of them for service of course but some of them are private contractors who are physically up to beat most of these people however have less stressful jobs such as an engine operator or an Incident Commander the point is though they're getting the job done until they retire or quit or do whatever.

  • The only time iv been stopped by these guys is to make sure im ok or if they wanted to ask about about conditions in the area. These guys have a tough job, iv heard stories about running in to traps around pot farms in the woods and crap like that. Sure they hassle other dirtbikers some times but I hooligan plenty in the woods and have never had an issue.

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