TPWD goes Ballistic: FEMA Grant pays for militarization of Game Wardens (via LewRockwell)Submitted by Ulfilas on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 09:22
Is any of this honestly in the scope of what Texas Parks and Wildlife was intended for?
Did they apply for money from one of the FEMA training grants http://www.fema.gov/preparedness-non-disaster-grants ?
Why is any of this necessary?
“We’ve been doing these sorts of things for years and years, but now we’re trying to formalize it and make it consistent,” says Jones of the successful high-tech rescue effort. “We want to be able to deliver the same service to the people of Texas whether it’s in El Paso or Beaumont.”
All of TPWD’s new law enforcement teams are highly mobile and capable of a quick response.
“We can have a team anywhere in Texas in four hours, and that’s the worst-case scenario,” Jones says. “A lot of times it’s much faster.”
This unit, with 25 game wardens, is designed to serve as what the military calls a “force multiplier.”
Team members have received a variety of training and can be used in border operations, dignitary protection or any form of high-risk law enforcement, such as serving felony arrest warrants or hostage situations. "