SANTA FE ― Three New Mexico Department of Game & Fish conservation officers graduated June 14 from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Farmington.
The department’s graduates of the 20-week law enforcement training academy:
- Kayla Brauer;
- Travis Bessett; and
- Montana Tidwell.
Notably, Brauer earned the title of class valedictorian and the exemplary performance award in a class of 30.
In addition to attending the law enforcement academy, conservation officers undergo four weeks of departmental training in wildlife laws and department policies and procedures. They also undergo a year of on-the-job training under the supervision of a field training officer before being assigned to a district.
For more information about a career as a conservation officer with the Department of Game & Fish, visit the department website.