California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Law Enforcement Division Organization

Mike Carion - Chief of Enforcement

  • Northern District Tony Warrington, Assistant Chief
  • North Coast District Doug Huckins, Assistant Chief
  • Central District John Baker, Assistant Chief
  • Southern District Dan Sforza, Assistant Chief
  • Administrative Operations
    • Kim Karcher, Administrative Officer (916) 653-5024
    • Paul Kraus, Administrative Liaison (916) 653-7135
    • Leslie Brown, Administrative Support (916) 653-4094
    • Deborah Alanis, Confidential Assistant (916) 653-7120
    • Fam Saeteurn, Office Technician (916) 653-9843
    • Patty Long, Staff Services Analyst (916) 657-2475
    • Phil Nelms, Captain - Retired Annuitant (916) 653-9742
  • Hiring, Training and Administrative Services Unit -Brian Naslund, Assistant Chief
    • Training, K-9 Program, Investigative/Adminstrative Services Unit
      • Christy Wurster, Captain
      • Robert Pelzman, Training Lieutenant
      • Barry Ceccon, Academy Lieutenant
        • Academy Cadet Training Officer
      • Lynette Shimek, K-9 Program Lieutenant
    • Professional Standards Unit, Investigative and Adminstrative Services
      • David Bess, Captain
      • John Winings , Lieutenant Supervisor
      • Patrick Foy, Lieutenant Specialist
      • Scott Melvin, Lieutenant Specialist
      • Steve Johnson, Lieutenant Specialist
    • Air Services Unit
      • Ron VanBenthuysen, Senior Pilot Warden (916) 262-0836
      • Pilots and aircraft are assigned in Hemet, Fresno, Sacramento and Redding
  • Office of Spill Prevention and Response and Air Services - Dennis DeAnda, Assistant Chief
  • Marine Coordinator - Bob Farrell, Assistant Chief
    • Delta Bay Enhanced Enforcement Program, CalTIP, Special Operations Unit
      • Rudy Arruda, Captain
      • John Laughlin, Lieutenant DBEEP
      • Alex Browning, Administrative Support
      • Various Undercover Officers
    • Marine Policy
      • Robert Puccinelli, Captain
      • Jennifer Ikemoto, Lieutenant Specialist Marine
    • Hunter Education, CalTIP
      • Roy Griffith, Captain
      • Peter Blake, Lieutenant Specialist - Hunter Education
      • Shawn Olague, Lieutenant Specialist - Hunter Education
      • Mike Norris, Lieutenant Specialist - Hunter Education
      • Dan Lehman, Lieutenant Specialist - Advanced Hunter Education
      • Mike Milotz, Lieutenant Specialist - Cal TIP
      • Sarah Brar, Staff Services Analyst (916) 653-1235
      • Kathy Mammen, Business Services Assistant (916) 651-9169
      • Student Assistant