Actors Help Cadets Train to Become Conservation Officers
Some of Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources staff is in Camp Ripley this summer training future conservation officers.
In order to become a conservation officer, cadets first need to have their law enforcement license or be eligible to be licensed then they attend this 15-week training camp. The camp focuses on understanding and enforcing the regulations that exist in the different aspects of an officer’s job. At the end of each week, the cadets are in the applying what they learned with real scenarios that are performed by actors.
18 cadets are in this year’s training program, a good sign for the DNR as they currently have a shortage of conservation officers.