Game wardens undergo the most rigorous training of any peace officer in Texas. TPWF has played a critical role in raising private funds for the Texas Game Warden Training Center. This training facility represents the beginning, middle, and end of every game warden’s career, serving as their initiation into the culture of service and excellence that is expected and that the citizens of Texas deserve.
Enhancing Texas Game Warden’s capabilities is a priority for TPWF. A highly successful K-9 Unit was established in 2013, thanks to TPWF support. TPWF continues to support the unit by adding new K-9s and purchasing specialty equipment over and above standard-issue gear. Texas’ canine wardens work all hours, in all seasons, and don’t stop until the job is done.
Texas Game Wardens lead the way in search and rescue operations and render aid during hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires. TPWF supports highly specialized game warden search and rescue teams, providing essential training and specialty items like dive helmets and sonar that allow them to perform their duties as safely and effectively as possible. During Hurricane Harvey, Texas Game Wardens rescued more than 10,000 people from dangerous floodwaters.
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