Four New Game Wardens Set to Join the Lubbock District Ranks
The Newly Stationed Wardens Begin Work Soon in the South Plains
Lubbock and surrounding areas— After almost seven long months of intense training, the 61st Texas Game Warden cadet class graduated and have since moved into their assigned duty stations.
In recent years, due to retirements and lateral transfers of Wardens to other duty stations in Texas, the current Lubbock district Game Wardens have been patrolling their own assigned areas, as well as answering vacant district county calls.
The four new wardens are Josh Gordon, Preston Kleman, Dustin Delgado, and Ryan Stevens. They will be assigned to Hale/Floyd, Lamb/Bailey/Cochran, Dawson/Borden, and Briscoe/Swisher counties, respectively.
The duties of a Texas Game Warden include the enforcement of all state laws as well as hunting, fishing, and water safety regulations. As fully commissioned peace officers, they respond to emergencies, assist other law enforcement agencies, and work to educate the public about conservation issues.
All graduates met the state-mandated requirements for peace officer certification, including criminal and constitutional law, firearms, self-defense, use of force, defensive driving, arrest, search and seizure, ethics, and first aid.
The new Wardens are joining the 506 Game Wardens currently in the field, and will help enforce TPWD regulations and carry the department’s high standards to every corner of the state.