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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 08/18/08

August 2008

Officer Cole with immobilized black bear

Officer Cole with an immobilized black bear


Darrell Cole

Duty Station:  

Albuquerque , New Mexico

Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:  

Greater Albuquerque Area, Sandia /Manzano Mtns. (GMU's 8, 9, & 14).   I also assist with duties in GMU's 10, 12, and 13


BS in Wildlife

Length of Service:  

11 years

Specialty or Interest:  

Law Enforcement, Bears, Law Enforcement Instruction & Training

Hunting, Coaching High School Baseball  

Current Projects/Assignments:  

Angler/Hunt Patrol / Coordinate NW Area Antelope Hunt/ chasing raccoons and bears

Best Thing About the Job:  

Diversity of our customers, diversity of duties, catching

poachers and relocating bears

Most Common Question People Have:  

When are you going to stock the drains?


The Department stocks the drains with catchable sized trout approximately every two weeks during the winter months.  Click here for the latest fishing reports.

Contact Information:  

505-222-4700 / 505-873-4085  or email