If you love the outdoors and have an interest in activities like hunting and fishing, , there is a career option that may be perfect for you. A Massachusetts Environmental Police Officer enforces all general laws of the Commonwealth that pertaining to the protection of natural resources, wetlands, waterways and both commercial and recreational outdoor activities.
The MA Environmental Police force is divided into six bureaus, including Coastal Enforcement, Inland Enforcement, Boat/RV/Snowmobile Registration, Boat and Recreation Vehicle Safety, Marine Theft and Environmental Crimes. All bureaus keep current with changes in law and policies, investigate accidents, perform search and rescue operations and operate enforcement tools, among other things.
One of the first steps to becoming an Environmental Police Officer is taking the Civil Service Exam. This exam is part of a merit system in the Commonwealth, under which state and municipal employees may be hired and promoted. The following link will guide you to instructions and schedules of the Civil Service Exam: http://www.mass.gov/anf/employment-equal-access-disability/civil-serv-info/exam-info/
To become an Environmental Police Officer, applicants must have have a high school diploma (or equivalent certificate) approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education and have at least two years experience in an environmental field of management or conservation enforcement or have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a science-related field.
Environmental Police Officers hold many responsibilities that pertain to order to keeping the state’s natural resource safe. The job is most appealing for those who love what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ great outdoors has to offer. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog series on several Environmental police Officers and what their job entails!
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March posted on Apr 23
Girard’s Sugarhouse in Simsbury, CT. The sugarhouse was built in 1887 and produces around 250-300 gallons of syrup annually. Photo by Michael Girard March’s contest winner was Michael Girard who photographed his family’s sugarhouse in Health. Michael Girard has been a sugarmaker since 1961 when he …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February posted on Feb 25
February’s contest winner was Amanda Bettle, who photographed sheep at The Natural Resources Trust of Easton. This photo features Dog, a former 4-H show animal and sole male sheep among the nine ewes in the Natural Resources Trust of Easton (NRT) flock. It is the mission …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February
2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January posted on Jan 26
January’s contest winner was Renee Finnegan, who photographed a pensive Highland cow at Oak Meadows Farm & Garden in Rutland. Glenn and Mary Kauppila have been farming 100 acres of land in Rutland for approximately 15 years. With the help of their three adult children, they …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January