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ADCNR Enforcement Officer Receives “Wildlife Officer of the Year” Award
November 07, 2007
Contact: Allan Andress at 334-242-3467
Montgomery, Ala. — The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is proud to announce that Conservation Enforcement Officer Joe Carroll received the Shikar-Safari Club International (SSCI) 2007 “Wildlife Officer of the Year” award. The recipient of the annual award is selected by a committee of six fellow officers representing each area of the state and who are former award recipients.
“Joe is the kind of officer that when there is a violation problem out in the field, you can be sure he will handle it professionally and thoroughly,” said ADCNR Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division Enforcement Chief Allan Andress. “He has a good of understanding of the way poachers operate which makes him exceptionally skilled in apprehending violators.”
Born in Ozark, Alabama, Officer Joe Carroll has served as an ADCNR WFF enforcement officer for eight years, taking time out to serve his country and finish his military career in 1995 as a member of the U.S. Air Force. He holds a Criminal Justice Degree from Troy State University and is currently assigned to WFF District VI in Henry County.
Wildlife conservation is one of the primary concerns of Shikar-Safari Club International. SSCI representative Phillip Jackson, who presented the award to Officer Carroll, said his organization recognizes the outstanding performance and dedication to duty that enforcement officers perform while protecting and preserving wildlife. “Being selected for this distinguished award places you in a very distinguished group of officers nationwide recognized for their excellence in the field,” said Jackson to Carroll.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.