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Law Enforcement Division

Division Mission Statement

The Mission of the Law Enforcement Division is to protect California natural resources and provide public safety through effective and responsive law enforcement.


David Bess - Chief of Enforcement

Nathaniel Arnold - Deputy Chief of Enforcement

  • Administrative Operations
    • Kim Karcher, Administrative Officer
      (916) 653-5024
    • Paul Kraus, Administrative Liaison
      (916) 653-7135
    • Leslie Brown, Administrative Support
      (916) 653-4094
    • Vacant, AGPA
      (916) 657-2475
    • Carol Mason, AGPA
      (916) 653-8868
  • Adminstration Unit - Christy Wurster, Assistant Chief
    • Regulations, Legislation, Public Information, Policy
      • Patrick Foy, Captain
      • Chris Stoots, Lieutenant Specialist
    • Hunter Education
    • CalTip, Telecom, Equipment
      • Dan Lehman, Captain
      • Michael Milotz, CalTip Lieutenant Specialist
    • Training, K-9 Program, Investigative / Administrative Services Unit
      • Jennifer Ikemoto, Captain
      • Vacant, Training Lieutenant Specialist
      • Barry Ceccon, Academy Lieutenant
      • Nate Stebbins, Academy Lieutenant
        • Academy Cadet Training Officers
    • Professional Standards Unit, Investigative and Administrative Services
      • Vacant, Captain
      • Matt Gonzales-Johnson, Lieutenant Specialist
      • Vacant, Lieutenant Specialist
  • Office of Spill Prevention and Response, Homeland Security - Paul Hamilton, Assistant Chief
  • Operations Unit - Mark Jeter, Assistant Chief
    • Delta Bay Enhanced Enforcement Program (DBEEP), Marijuana Enforcement Team, Special Operations Unit, Watershed Enforcement Team
      • John Lawson, Captain
      • Steven Johnson, DBEEP Lieutenant
      • Alex Browning, Administrative Support
      • Megan Ellis, Administrative Support
      • Nicole Macha, Administrative Support
      • Various Undercover Officers
    • Air Services Unit
      • Vacant, Senior Pilot Warden
      • Pilots and aircraft are assigned in Hemet, Fresno, Sacramento and Redding

Enforcement Districts

State Enforcement District Map Northern Enforcement District North Coast Enforcement District Central Enforcement District Southern Enforcement District

Northern District

Northern District Offices

Assistant Chief Tony Warrington

Violations in progress call (888) 334-2258

Enforcement Contact: Redding Office Lieutenant Yvette Adams (530) 225-2316, Rancho Cordova Office (916) 358-2900

For Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Plumas, Sutter and Yuba counties:
601 Locust Street, Redding, CA 96001
Public Information: (530) 225-2300
Fax: (530) 225-2381
Regulation Questions-Redding (530) 225-2316
Wildlife/Depredation-Redding (530) 225-2283

For Alpine, Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Solano and Yolo counties:
1701 Nimbus Road, Rancho Cordova, CA. 95670
Public Information (916) 358-2900
Fax (916) 358-2912
Regulation Questions-Rancho Cordova (916) 358-1948

Northern District Boundaries

Northern District Map

North Coast District

North Coast District Office

Assistant Chief Steve Riske

Enforcement Contact: Lt. Dan Andreen (707) 944-5588

Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo counties:

20 Lower Ragsdale Drive Suite 100, Monterey, CA. 93940
Public Information (831) 649-2870
Fax (831) 649-2894

7329 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA. 94558
Public Information (707) 944-5500
Fax (707) 944-5563

North Coast District Boundaries

North Coast District Map

Central District

Central District Office

Assistant Chief John Baker

Enforcement Contact: Lieutenant Mark Ghosoph (559) 243-4005 ex135

For Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties:
1234 E. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710
Public Information: (559) 243-4005 X 151
Fax: (559) 243-4022

Central District Boundaries

Central District Map

Southern District

Southern District Offices

Assistant Chief Mike Stefanak

Enforcement Contact: Regulations and General Information (562) 598-1032

For Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Ventura counties:

4665 Lampson Ave, Suite C, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Public Information (562) 598-1032
Fax (562) 493-7588

3883 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
Public Information (858) 467-4201
Fax (858) 467-4299

Southern District Boundaries

Southern District Map


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Law Enforcement Division
Chief of Enforcement : David Bess

1416 Ninth Street, Room 1326
Sacramento CA 95814
(916) 653-4094