How do i become a game warden in Arkansas?
I would like to know do i half to go to collage i noticed it was required in a few states also how much does it pay?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
How to become an Arkansas game warden:
Become a United States citizen. Only United States citizens are eligible to apply for the position of Arkansas game warden.
Wait until you are twenty-one. You must be at least twenty-one years of age.
Finish high school. You need a high school education plus any combination of college and/or law enforcement experience totaling four years.
Learn to drive. You must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
Stay out of legal trouble. You will not be allowed to become an Arkansas Wildlife Officer if you have any prior felony convictions.
Take care of your health. You will need to pass evaluations of your physical and mental condition including vision and hearing exams.
Learn to swim. You have to know how to swim in order to become an Arkansas game warden.
Pass an extensive background check. It is a requirement.
Be willing to relocate. Arkansas Wildlife Officers must be available to take a position located anywhere across the state.
Complete the training. Potential game wardens must complete the Commission’s twenty week enforcement training course.
Get ready to work varied hours including weekends and holidays. Arkansas Wildlife Officers are required to work weekends.
The training is done at the AFGC's H.C. Morris Training Center in Mayflower.
- J.W.Lv 76 years ago
Requirements to become a game warden and how you become a game warden depends on the agency that you want to work for. Visit the websites of the agencies that you might want to work for. Agency websites often provide information about their applicant requirements, about how to apply, and about their hiring process. You should consider getting a college degree if you don't have one. Getting a college degree is one of the best things that you can do. Many law enforcement agencies require or prefer applicants to have college. Having a degree could help you get hired by some agencies. Some agencies pay their officers more if they have a college degree. Having a degree could also help you get promoted during your career. Agronomy, animal science, biology, environmental science, fisheries/wildlife biology, conservation biology, forestry, forest management, natural resource management, range management, range science, agricultural science, zoology, ecology are some majors that you might want to consider. If you are interested in animals and/or the outdoors and law enforcement, you might want to also consider titles such as animal cruelty investigator, humane law enforcement officer, and park ranger. You might be interested in federal jobs such as Uniformed Law Enforcement officer for the United States Forrest Service or Special Agent, Wildlife Inspector for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, or Special Agent for the Environmental Protection Agency. Consider local, state, and federal jobs. Best of luck!Source(s): http://www.peaceofficerjobs.com