California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Law Enforcement Division Organization

David Bess - Chief of Enforcement

  • Northern District Tony Warrington, Assistant Chief
  • North Coast District Bob Farrell, Assistant Chief
  • Central District John Baker, Assistant Chief
  • Southern District Mike Stefanak, Assistant Chief
  • Administrative Operations
    • Kim Karcher, Administrative Officer (916) 653-5024
    • Paul Kraus, Administrative Liaison (916) 653-7135
    • Leslie Brown, Administrative Support (916) 653-4094
    • Fam Saeteurn, Office Technician (916) 653-9843
    • Patty Long, Associate Governmental Program Analyst (916) 657-2475
    • Carol Mason, AGPA (916) 653-8868
    • Megan Penick, ASPA (916) 653-9742
  • Operations Unit -Brian Naslund, Assistant Chief
    • Delta Bay Enhanced Enforcement Program, MET, Special Operations Unit, WET
      • Nathaniel Arnold, Captain
      • Steven Johnson, Lieutenant DBEEP
      • Alex Browning, Administrative Support
      • Various Undercover Officers
    • Air Services Unit
      • Ron VanBenthuysen, Senior Pilot Warden (916) 262-0836
      • Pilots and aircraft are assigned in Hemet, Fresno, Sacramento and Redding
    • Training, K-9 Program, Investigative/Adminstrative Services Unit
      • Christy Wurster, Captain
      • Vacant, Training Lieutenant
      • Barry Ceccon, Academy Lieutenant
      • Nate Stebbins, Academy Lieutenant
        • Academy Cadet Training Officer
      • Lynette Shimek, K-9 Program Lieutenant
  • Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Homeland Security- Paul Hamilton, Assistant Chief
  • Adminstration Unit - Roy Griffith, Assistant Chief
    • Regulations, Leg, PIO, Policy
      • Patrick Foy, Captain
      • Vacant, Lieutenant Specialist - PIO
    • Hunter Education
      • Vacant, Captain
      • Peter Blake, Lieutenant Specialist - Hunter Education
      • Shawn Olague, Lieutenant Specialist - Hunter Education
      • Mike Norris, Lieutenant Specialist - Hunter Education
      • Alan Gregory, Lieutenant Specialist - Advanced Hunter Education
      • Sarah Brar, Staff Services Analyst (916) 653-1235
      • Kathy Mammen, Business Services Assistant (916) 651-9169
      • Student Assistant
    • CalTip,Telecom, Equipment, RMS
      • Dan Lehman, Captain
      • Mike Milotz, Lieutenant Specialist - Cal TIP
    • Professional Standards Unit, Investigative and Adminstrative Services
      • John Winings, Captain
      • Matt Conzales-Johnson , Lieutenant Supervisor
      • Scott Melvin, Lieutenant Specialist
      • Robert Pelzman, Lieutenant Specialist