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What is a WCO? (PDF)

Brochure discussing a career as a Waterways Conservation Officer (WCO); what the job entails, requirements to become a WCO, training given, etc. 


WCO Graduations

Annual Reports

Related PA Angler & Boater Articles

Law Enforcement Awards 

Officer of the Year
Presented annually to the Waterways Conservation Officer (WCO) of the year.

Deputy Waterways Conservation Officer (DWCO) of the Year
DWCO selected by the Bureau of Law Enforcement.

Gerald L. Greiner Environmental Protection Award
The Gerald L. Greiner Environmental Protection Award is awarded annually to the Waterways Conservation Officer (WCO) who best exemplifies the ideals of Resource First - the protection, conservation and enhancement of the Commonwealth's water resources in the performance of their daily duties.

Edward W. Manhart Academic Achievement Award
Given to a member of each Waterways Conservation Officer (WCO) graduating class of the H.R. Stackhouse School of Fisheries Conservation and Watercraft Safety who has achieved the highest overall academic average during the course of the training.

Recognizes an officer's outstanding effort in detecting and apprehending impaired boaters during the past year.

 

Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

Raymond L. SchrollWilliam E. Shoemaker (PDF)