Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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July 18, 2014

More Indiana Conservation Officers needed

Indiana Conservation Officers are seeking qualified applicants for employment. The recruiting phase is set to end Nov. 30 and only those registered by that date will be considered for the recruit school beginning June 2015, according to Lt. William Browne, Indiana Department of Natural Resources law enforcement.

To be considered for employment all applicants must successfully complete an on-line prerequisite test located at www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/2760.htm.

A new opportunity has been given to all citizens, regardless of age, to learn how to become a successful ICO candidate. Officers will be conducting recruiting events in various locations across the state to explain the different steps of the hiring process and how to prepare to be successful. Anyone interested in attending these recruiting events must register on the “Stay in Touch” form located at the above Web site.

ICOs are the law enforcement officers with the IDNR Law Enforcement division. Founded in 1911, this division is the oldest law enforcement agency for the state.

Conservation officers enforce all state laws, but concentrate their efforts on those that affect natural resources, state properties and recreation, such as boating, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.

Beginning with this hiring process, applicants who have four years of continuous active military service and have earned an honorable discharge will be accepted in lieu of the college requirement of an associate degree or 60 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree.

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