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Officer of the Month  

Last Updated: 01/17/08

January 2008 


Officer Martinez in the field


James Martinez

Duty Station:


Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

GMU 4, Sargent WMA, Humphries WMA


BS- Wildlife Biology from Adams State College- Alamosa, Colorado

Length of Service:

8 ½ years

Specialty or Interest:

Law Enforcement/ Investigations

Current Projects/Assignments:

Conducting extensive investigations

Best Thing About the Job:

Working outdoors and flexible hours

Most Common Question People Have:

Where are the elk?


Although elk like mountain valleys, by early morning they move from open areas to secure areas with trees like pinon, pine and juniper. Find their bedding areas and you will likely see elk in these same locations during the day.

Contact Information:

James Martinez (505) 756-2585

Other Important Info:

NW Area in Albuquerque (505) 222-4700