New Wildlife Officer Assigned to Cuyahoga County
COLUMBUS, OH – Jesse S. Janosik, 21, of Warren, Ohio will be assigned as a new state wildlife officer in Cuyahoga County.
Officer Janosik 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, Janosik 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.
"This is something I have always wanted to do. I will certainly put my heart into for the sake of wildlife enthusiasts throughout the county and beyond,” said Janosik.
Janosik is a 2009 graduate of Howland High School in Trumbull County. He is currently pursuing an associate degree in wildlife management at Hocking College.
Wildlife Officer Janosik can be reached by calling (330) 245-3033.