New Wildlife Officer Assigned to Summit County
COLUMBUS, OH – Aaron G. Brown, 31, of Rochester, Ohio will be assigned as a new state wildlife officer in Summit County.
Officer Brown is one of 11 new wildlife officer cadets who have been undergoing extensive training and were sworn in as commissioned state wildlife officers during ceremonies June 29 in Columbus. He began his new duties the following day.
Following completion of the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training course May 4, the cadets had eight weeks of specialized training by the Division of Wildlife. In addition to wildlife law enforcement procedures and agency policies, the cadets received training in areas of wildlife and fish management, communications, ATV and watercraft operation, hunter safety, and advanced firearms and self defense topics.
As a state wildlife officer, Brown will have statewide jurisdiction to enforce wildlife regulations, investigate allegations of waterway pollution, protect state property, and make arrests. He will also conduct educational programs, perform fish and wildlife management duties, and advise landowners on dealing with wildlife. Wildlife officers serve an important role as a point of contact with law enforcement and other agencies on topics of mutual interest, providing assistance and expertise.
"I look forward to working with the residents of Summit County and with the wildlife in the county as well. It is a great opportunity and I am excited to get in the field,” said Brown.
Brown is a 1999 graduate of Slippery Rock High School in Slippery Rock, PA. In 2005 he received a bachelor degree in Communications and in 2009, he received an associate degree in wildlife management from Hocking College.
Wildlife Officer Brown can be reached by calling (330) 245-3042.