Madison A dozen recruits from several states have spent the past
14 weeks in classroom and field training sessions, learning the
basics of being a conservation warden. The class of 2002 recruits
graduated from the DNR warden academy April 5.
So far, their training has covered law enforcement ethics,
investigative techniques and evidence collection; fish and game
regs; firearms operation; problem solving; community collaboration;
and recreational safety and regulations.
The recruits now enter the second portion of their first year of
training, which will last the remainder of the year.
This year’s class includes: Michael Disher, Neenah; Shane
Fields, Lone Grove, Okla.; Tom Heisler, Park Falls; Jason Higgins,
Fond du Lac; Shawna Kerndt, Bellevue, Iowa; Dan Michels,
Cumberland; Tim Price, Nekoosa; Ryan Rivers, Cornell; Jason
Roberts, Milwaukee; Wade Romberg, Portage; Paul Sickman, Mendota
Heights, Minn.; Ryan Volenberg, Madison.