GREENE COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Wednesday evening, DNR Law Enforcement`s District 5 hosted a recruiting event at the Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area Visitor Center.

District 5 is located in West-Central Indiana, including Sullivan, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Vigo, Owen, Clay, and Vermillion counties.

The event covered critical portions of the 2022 Indiana conservation officer hiring process. That includes duties of a conservation officer, preparation for the written exam, core values training and physical agility testing requirements.

Indiana Conservation Officer Max Winchell said now is a great time to get into law enforcement.

“Hiring law enforcement across the United States is down. It’s been a challenge and it’s a great opportunity to get into law enforcement right now. There are a lot of positions open,” Winchell stated.

The next DNR recruiting event will take place May 21 at 9 A.M. at Lieber State Recreation Area in the nature center in Cloverdale. Gate fees will be waived for those attending this event.