Special Operations and Enforcement Unit
The Special Operations Unit is primarily responsible for the enforcement of forestry-related laws, rules and regulations. Officers assigned to this unit train division employees and other entities on the proper procedures relating to investigating forestry-related laws. They not only respond during emergencies such as natural disasters and wildfires, but they also oversee canine utilization in instances of suspected law violations. Additionally, these officers assist other law-enforcement agencies in search and rescue efforts, apprehension of fugitives or other activities that may benefit from the use of the Division’s Canine Program when requested.
If you witness a crime or violation, please report it to WVDOF here or call 304-558-2788 option 9.
A printable PDF form is also available: WVDOF Public Crime Report Form PDF.