Local conservation officer honored

Staff Reports

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division recently recognized Master Conservation Officer Jay Noble for 20 years of service to Indiana’s residents and its natural resources.

Noble began his career in 1995 and was assigned to the newly acquired Fort Harrison State Park. Noble transferred to Bartholomew County in 1998, where he currently serves.

He is a certified public safety diver, side-scan sonar operator and applicant background investigator.

Indiana conservation officers are authorized to enforce all Indiana laws but primarily provide law enforcement and education in the areas of hunting, fishing, boating and off-road vehicle operation. Conservation officers often provide assistance to local law enforcement agencies within their areas of assignment.