Objectives Of State Wildlife Law Enforcement Divisions

An 11-question wildlife law enforcement objectives questionnaire was mailed to all state enforcement divisions during January 1977. Five follow-up reminders mailed at approximately 2-wk. intervals resulted in the return ofquestionnaires from 45 divisions. Twenty-seven of 45 states reported having explicit, written objectives; 7 ofthe 18 states without objectives reported they did not anticipate formulating objectives. Fifteen of the 27 states reporting objectives also reported having 1 or more objectives with associated measurement criteria. Eight of the 15 states reporting 1 or more objectives with criteria listed 1 or more measurement criteria for each objective. Ofthe 157 objectives listed collectively by the 27 states, measurement criteria existed for 50 of the objectives. Twelve states reported they had ranked the importance of their objectives.

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