Arizona Senate Confirms Zieler as Game and Fish Commissioner

March 4, 2015

PHOENIX — The Arizona State Senate confirmed law enforcement veteran James S. Zieler as the newest member to serve on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

Arizona Senate confirms Zieler as Game and Fish CommissionerIt is an honor to be selected to serve on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission,” said Zieler of St. Johns. “I look forward to serving and will do my best to enhance the Department’s mission toward protecting and conserving wildlife within Arizona.

Zieler currently works with the Salt River Project as supply chain manager, operations and maintenance supervisor and safety and security coordinator. Before that he served as chief of the St. Johns Police Department for nine years.

Zieler also has worked as a deputy with the Apache County Sheriff’s Office, supporting joint investigations and operations with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Forest Service, the Navajo and Apache Nations and served on the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s gang taskforce. His law enforcement background also includes three years as a corrections officer with the Arizona Department of Corrections.

In addition to serving on numerous law enforcement committees and boards, Zieler has remained active in his community. Since 1999, he has conducted hunter education courses for the Game and Fish Department, served as a varsity scout coach with the Boy Scouts of America and as a youth football coach at St. Johns Middle School.

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission establishes policy for the management, conservation and harvest of wildlife, and makes rules and regulations for managing, conserving and protecting wildlife and fisheries resources, as well as for safe and regulated watercraft and off-highway vehicle operations. Commissioners each serve staggered five year terms.

Did You Know?

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has trust responsibility for managing more than 800 native wildlife species – the most of any inland state – for current and future generations of Arizona citizens.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs and activities. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against in any of the AGFD’s programs or activities, including employment practices, they may file a complaint with the Director’s Office, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000, (602) 942-3000, or with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Mail Stop WSFR-402, Arlington, VA 22203. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation or this document in an alternative format by contacting the Director’s Office as listed above.

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