- Wildlife Officer Career Information
- CalTIP Program
- Headquarters Staff
- Enforcement Districts
- Wildlife Forensics Lab
- History of Game Wardens
- Hunter Education
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1326
Sacramento CA 95814
- Fish and Game Code
- CA Code of Regulations, including Title 14
- Hunting and Fishing Regulations
- Citation Data
- Declaration for Entry, required for bringing fish and wildlife into California
- Firearms Laws (PDF)
- Bail and Penalties (Fines) (PDF)
- Sale of Elephant Ivory in CA
- Penal Code Section 653o
- State/Federal Laws re: Elephant Ivory
Police Service Dogs
Detection Dog Team
Teams trained and certified to locate certain odors and evidence. The K-9 may be trained for on-line tracking and trailing, but does not physically contact suspects.
Teams trained and certified to locate people, protect officers and apprehend suspects; as well as being trained and certified in the detection of certain odors and evidence. They are also trained for on-line or off-line tracking or trailing.
Up to 24 dogs
- Studies show that one well-trained dog can save approximately 800 personnel hours per year.
- Some estimates place the scenting capabilities of a dog at up to a million times greater than a human, which allows them to quickly find concealed evidence and items.
- Protect their handler, other law enforcement officers, and the public.
- Track suspects and missing persons, perform area and building searches to locate suspects.
- Detect illegally taken wildlife, invasive species, hidden firearms, expended casings, and other evidence or articles.
- Assist in the arrest of suspects.
- Assist in locating lost or missing persons/officers.
- Perform valuable educational demonstrations and programs.
- All dogs are trained to detect quagga mussels, firearms and associated odors.
- Depending upon their deployment locations, individual teams are trained in:
- bear gallbladders
K-9 unit sponsorship and funding:
- The K-9 Program will be largely funded through private donations.
For more information on the K-9 program please contact Warden Lynette Shimek, K-9 Unit Coordinator (707)275-8862.