John Schleiffarth, U.S. LawShield Independent Program Attorney for the Show Me State, tells you why conservation officers aren’t like the police, they are the police. [Full Transcript Below Video]
I’m here to talk to you about hunting laws and about the power of conservation officers in the state of Missouri.
Conservation officers are licensed peace officers in the state. That means the conservation officers aren’t just like the police, they are the police. Conservation officers have the right to inspect , search, seize, write citations, and even make arrests.
They aren’t empowered just to enforce hunting and fishing regulations—they can also enforce criminal statutes. Remember, when you’re dealing with a conservation officer, you’re actually dealing with the police.