Enforcement Division provides the first line of response, in the field and on the phone, to citizen requests for department services involving fish and wildlife problems, questions and enforcement.

warden checking hunterWardens enforce fish and wildlife, boat, snowmobile, ATV, and general criminal laws. State Game Wardens also provide an important law enforcement support role during critical incidents and emergencies They also have extensive knowledge of Vermont's remote areas and utilize this knowledge and special training for search and rescue operations.

Wardens can be reached by calling their home or the nearest State Police dispatcher.

A toll-free number is available for citizens who wish to report fish and wildlife violations. This "Operation Game Thief" number is 1-800-752-5378.

contact a warden

Warden Responsibilities include:

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  • Prevent poaching, illegal trade, or over-utilization of fish and wildlife resources
  • Prevent and resolve human-wildlife conflicts, especially those involving dangerous, diseased or nuisance wildlife
  • Prevent the introduction of non-native species
  • Improve Vermonters' awareness and understanding of natural resource values to encourage compliance with state laws and regulations, and foster support and interest in various fish, wildlife, and habitat conservation and protection programs.

Chief Warden: Col. Jason Batchelder
Deputy Chief: Maj. George Scribner
Law Enforcement Assistants: Lucy Herring

Phone: 802-828-1529 or 802-828-1483


Warden Listing by District

All Telephone Numbers are for area code 802.

CENTRAL DISTRICT

Warden
State Police Phone
Home Phone
Residence
Lt. Stedman, Justin
773-9101
325-9333
Pawlet
Sgt Gallant, Keith
234-9933
728-9215
E Braintree
Butler, Wesley 
773-9101
483-9392
Pittsford
Gravelle, Jason
234-9933
484-7435
Hartland
Hungerford, Josh
388-4919
352-9011
Salisbury
Spc. Sterling, Robert
773-9101
265-4602
Fair Haven
Whipple, Jeffrey
234-9933
685-7813
Vershire
Spc. Whitlock, Dale
388-4919
388-4875
E. Middlebury

NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT

Warden
State Police Phone
Home Phone
Residence
Lt. Gregory, David
748-3111
626-4390
Lyndon Ctr
Sgt Szymanowski, Trevor
748-3111
695-1314
North Concord
Amsden, Dennis
234-9933
751-7695
Danville
Dukette, Jason
334-8881
334-2904
Derby
Hazard, Randy
334-8881
962-3492
Bloomfield
Reed, Jenna
334-8881
334-1215
Newport Ctr.
Schichtle, Mark
222-4680
757-2121
Wells River
Scott, Thomas
334-8881
755-6275
Barton
Spc. Shopland, Russell
748-3111
472-3040
E. Hardwick

NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT

Warden
State Police Phone
Home Phone
Residence
Lt. Wedin, Carl
878-7111
868-9110
St. Albans
Sgt Barrett, Chad
229-9191
224-6324
Waterbury Center
Brown, Paul
229-9191
485-4432
Northfield
Coffey, Ethan 
878-7111
888-2964
Morristown
Currier, Robert
878-7111
871-5200
Colchester
Fowler, Sean
229-9191
454-9919
Plainfield
Joyal, Dana
878-7111
425-4506
Charlotte
Schmid, Jeremy
878-7111
288-7222
Essex Junction
Snyder, Dustin
524-5993
849-9980
Fairfax
Thiel, Matthew
524-5993
868-6325
Swanton

SOUTHERN DISTRICT

Warden
State Police Phone
Home Phone
Residence
Lt. Eckhardt, Greg
875-2112
824-5785
Landgrove
Sgt Buttle, Travis
442-5421
442-4383
Shaftsbury
Carey, Timothy 
773-9101
492-8292
Mount Holly
Jackman, Cody
442-5421
867-7012
Dorset
Price, Kelly
257-7101
251-2171
Brattleboro
Taddei, David
722-4600
221-4066
Townshend
Watkin, Richard
257-7101
368-7302
Whitingham