The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking new recruits as it prepares to hold its next conservation officer academy. The DNR says it’s seeking candidates from all backgrounds for the academy scheduled for July of next year at the Michigan State Police training facility. DNR conservation officers serve a distinct role in Michigan’s law enforcement community as certified police officers with the authority to enforce all state laws. Conservation officers also train in a variety of areas related to the protection of natural resources. They include training in game, fish, and trapping enforcement, recreational safety, firearms, survival tactics, and first aid. Anyone who might want to apply for the 23 week academy can find out more at the DNR’s website. You can find out more right here.