Sergeant T. M. Carpenter

Enforcement of Alcohol and Drug Laws on Natural Resource Users in Georgia

Conservation rangers are increasingly coming into contact with violations involving alcohol and drugs. Arrests for hunting or operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs have become priorities for enforcement efforts. Arrests are also being made for other alcohol and drug violations on Department-controlled properties such as parks, public fishing areas and wildlife management areas as well as other properties. Increased training to detect these activities has produced very good results.


Environmental Law Enforcement in Georgia

Wildlife conservation is an extremely complex matter. Not only must the different species be managed but also their habitat. Any factor that impacts the habitat is of concern to the wildlife manager. Man's activities are key factors in the destruction and loss of habitat. The bulldozing of habitat to make way for new buildings and factories creates by-products that endanger not only wildlife and their habitats but also people. These by-products are wastes and other pollutants. As a component of natural resources management, the Law Enforcement Section of the Georgia Department of Natural...