Law Enforcement Division
- Wildlife Officer Career Information
- CalTIP Program
- Headquarters Staff
- Enforcement Districts
- Wildlife Forensics Lab
- History of Game Wardens
- Hunter Education
Law Enforcement Division
1416 Ninth Street, Room 1326
Sacramento CA 95814
- Fish and Game Code
- CA Code of Regulations, including Title 14
- Hunting & Fishing Regulations
- Citation Data
- Declaration for Entry, required for bringing fish and wildlife into California
- Firearms Laws
(Booklet by CA Dept. of Justice) (PDF)
- Bail & Penalties (Fines) (PDF)
- Sale of Elephant Ivory in CA
- Penal Code Section 653o
- State/Federal Laws re: Elephant Ivory
Police Service Dogs
Detection Dog Team
Teams trained and certified to locate certain odors and evidence. The K-9 may be trained for on-line tracking and trailing, but does not physically contact suspects.
Teams trained and certified to locate people, protect officers and apprehend suspects; as well as being trained and certified in the detection of certain odors and evidence. They are also trained for on-line or off-line tracking or trailing.
Up to 24 dogs
- Studies show that one well-trained dog can save approximately 800 personnel hours per year.
- Some estimates place the scenting capabilities of a dog at up to a million times greater than a human, which allows them to quickly find concealed evidence and items.
Trained dogs will:
- Protect their handler, other law enforcement officers, and the public.
- Track suspects and missing persons, perform area and building searches to locate suspects.
- Detect illegally taken wildlife, invasive species, hidden firearms, expended casings, and other evidence or articles.
- Assist in the arrest of suspects.
- Assist in locating lost or missing persons/officers.
- Perform valuable educational demonstrations and programs.
- All dogs will be trained to detect quagga mussels, firearms and associated odors.
- Depending upon their deployment locations, individual teams will be trained in:
- bear gallbladders
K-9 unit sponsorship and funding:
- The K-9 Program will be largely funded through private donations. Donated funds will be received and administered by CalTIP (Californians Turn in Poachers) Inc., a not for profit organization.
- CalTIP Inc., works hand in hand with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and is closely aligned with the CDFW's secret witness program, CalTIP.
- Organizations, agencies, and individuals can sponsor or donate funds to support a K-9 unit: all donations are tax deductible.
Cal-TIP, Inc. K-9 Program
P.O. Box 3119
Carmichael, CA. 95609
(Checks can be made out to CalTIP K-9 Fund)
For more information on the K-9 program please contact Warden Lynette Shimek, K-9 Unit Coordinator (707)275-8862.