WILDFIRES & DISASTERS
  • Protecting Texas’ natural resources through education and enforcement of state laws is one of the primary missions of Texas A&M Forest Service.

    TFS has 11 full-time investigators and up to 14 Additional Duty Officers throughout the state who investigate and provide services to the public as well as local, state and federal agencies. TFS Law Enforcement personnel investigate and provide training on wildfire origin and cause determination and wildland arson as requested by TFS personnel, local fire departments, the State Fire Marshal’s Office, or other law enforcement agencies. As trained experts in investigating felony and misdemeanor timber theft cases, staff often serve as subject matter experts regarding violations of the Natural Resources Code.

    An anonymous hotline is also maintained for the public to report crimes of wildland arson and timber theft.

     + LE Investigators and Officers Contact Map
    LE Investigators and Officers Contact Map
     + Additional Duties and Services
     + Resources
     + Additional Duty Law Enforcement Officers

    TFS Law Enforcement Investigators are supported by Additional Duty Law Enforcement Officers (ADLEO). ADLEOs are TFS employees who are sworn peace officers commissioned by TFS LE and perform law enforcement duties in addition to their regular duties within the agency.

    Information about Becoming a TFS ADLEO and
    the ADLEO Application.