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Fish and Wildlife Division Personnel
The Division's 120 sworn officers are assigned statewide with specific duties and responsibilities to ensure compliance with natural resource laws.  Two professional staff members at General Headquarters support the entire Division. 
Division assignments (sworn Senior Troopers/Troopers):
  • 93 General fish and wildlife
  • 12 Healthy streams and habitat
  •   6 Commercial fish
  •   5 Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
  •   4 Aircraft pilots
ODFW funds approximately 50% of the positions, in addition to some of the seasonal employment programs.  Other funding sources include Oregon Lottery, Department of Environmental Quality, general fund, Oregon State Marine Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Oregon State Parks, and service contracts.  

General Headquarters Staff

Captain Jeff Samuels – Division Director

3565 Trelstad Ave SE  
Salem, OR  97317
(503) 510-9247 

   Captain Samuels oversees the natural resource law enforcement programs within the state.


Lieutenant Ryan Howell – Fisheries Section 

3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR  97317
(971) 563-8687


The Fisheries Section Lieutenant coordinates the enforcement of commercial fishery regulations, enforcement of sport angling regulations, and supervises the Division’s Special Investigations Unit.  He is OSP's law enforcement representative on the Enforcement Consultant Advisory body to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and the representative at the Columbia Basin Law Enforcement Council (CBLEC), an organization of law enforcement agencies that enforce regulations pertaining to fisheries in the Columbia River system. Lieutenant Howell also oversees and supervises the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).

Lieutenant Craig Heuberger – Wildlife Section

3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR  97317
(503) 508-0779


   The Wildlife Section Lieutenant coordinates the enforcement of wildlife and big game regulations, the Division’s compliance reporting process, the seasonal enforcement contracts, and the Division’s training programs.  He is also the Program Manager of the Oregon State Marine Board contract. Lieutenant Heuberger also oversees and supervises the Aircraft Unit.

Nikki McGraw - Program Analyst I 

3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR  97317
(503) 934-0226



The Program Analyst I supports the Division by developing systems for the collection and/or dissemination of a variety of information and statistical data, providing budgetary and accounting oversight and support and handling special projects such as statewide on-line training development.  The Program Analyst I is responsible for preparing reports for specific state and federal contracts and Division activities. 

Kelsea Bennett - Office Specialist II 

3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR  97317
(503) 934-0277
The Office Specialist 2 provides direct support to the three sworn members at General Headquarters and indirect support to the remaining sworn and non-sworn members by maintaining statistical databases, L.E.D.S. inquiries, publishing the monthly newsletter, monitoring the Fish and Wildlife inbox, purchasing supplies, mailings, and serving external customers by answering and/or routing questions about wildlife, law enforcement, and/or division issues.  This position is also responsible for maintaining the Division's web site.


Regional Staff

Northwest Region
3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem, OR  97317                            
(503) 934-0311

   Supervises Fish and Wildlife troopers in Astoria, St. Helens, Newport, Tillamook, Portland, McMinnville, Salem, and Albany.


Southwest Region

Lieutenant Darin Lux
4500 Rogue Valley Highway, Suite A
Central Point, OR  97502                
(541) 618-7956 

   Lieutenant Lux supervises Fish and Wildlife troopers in Central Point, Grants Pass, Florence, Springfield, Oakridge, Coos Bay, Gold Beach, Klamath Falls, La Pine, Lakeview, and Roseburg.



East Region 

Lieutenant Tim Schwartz 
20355 Poe Sholes Drive, Suite 100
Bend, OR  97701
(541) 633-2224 

  Lieutenant Schwartz supervises Fish and Wildlife troopers in Bend, Madras, Prineville, La Grande, Enterprise, Baker City, Ontario, Burns, John Day, Pendleton, Heppner, Hermiston, and The Dalles. 

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