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Officer of the Month 

Last Updated: 02/10/2014

February 2014


Corporal John Sershen (far right)

Corporal John Sershen (far right)


John Sershen, Corporal


Duty Station:

Tres Piedras, Taos Supervisory District


Special Area of Responsibility/Game Mgmt Units:

GMU 51 and Southern half of GMU 50



Bachelor of General Studies in Biology


Length of Service:

12 years


Specialty or Interest:

Assisting with the Public Information and Outreach events such as the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) and local Fish Fiesta events.  Other interests include teaching Law Enforcement related classes to other officers during in-service trainings.


Current Projects/Assignments:

Investigating several poaching cases.


Best Thing About the Job:

Freedom to patrol your area and help out any other areas when needed.  Conducting decoy operations.


Most Common Question People Have:

Have you caught any poachers today?



Officers of the New Mexico Game and Fish Department are constantly involved in complex wildlife investigations throughout the state. Information gathered from the people of New Mexico impacts these investigations and are a valuable asset to our Officers.

You can report a violation and remain anonymous by calling the Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-800-432-4263 or file a report online at


Contact Information:

Call 505-469-1870 or email


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