William (Bill) Westerfield, President

Chief Ranger, (Retired) Wyoming State Parks 

1101 Redhawk Drive

Cheyenne, WY 82007



George Poulos, Chief, FCPP, Vice President

Miami-Dade County Parks, 

Recreation and Open Spaces Department

Park Enforcement Division

12451 S.W. 184 Street

Miami, Fl. 33177

Tel. 305-278-5197 Fax. 305-235-8667


Lieutenant Mark Caughlan, Vice President 

Horsetooth District Manager

Larimer County Dept. of Natural Resources

4200 WCR 38E

Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 498-5600

Chief Scott Raven, Secretary

San Marcos Park Rangers

507 Galdney Dr.

San Marcos, TX 78666

(817) 757-3917

Captain Dale Steele, Treasurer

Great Parks of Hamilton County

10245 Winton Road

Cincinnati, OH 45231

(513) 763-0693

Steve Newsom, Past President and Vice Treasurer

Colonel, Hamilton County Park District

21348 Alpine Drive

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

(513) 615-1063


Capt. Carl Nielsen, Executive Director

District Commander, (Retired) Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Law Enforcement

4397 McCullough St.

Port Charlotte, FL 33948



Chief Hugo McPhee, Past President

Chief of Police, Three Rivers Park District

12615 County Rd 9

Plymouth, MN 55441

(763) 694-7736

Chief Wally Woods

Assistant Director & Chief of Law Enforcement, (Retired) Georgia State Parks

1793 Gene Nix Road

Cleveland, Georgia


Chief Jason Ohotto

Minneapolis Park Police

2117 West River Road North

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411-2227

(612) 230-6564

Criminal Investigator, Jim Hawkins

Boating Safety Coordinator

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

(303) 791-1954 x4127

Lula M. Harvey, Assistant Chief 
Miami-Dade County PROS Department 
Park Enforcement Division 
12451 SW 184 Street Miami, FL 33177 
(305) 278-5197 office (305) 235-8667 fax 

Miami-Dade County PROS Department 

Park Enforcement Division 

12451 SW 184 Street Miami, FL 33177 

(305) 278-5197 office (305) 235-8667 fax 

Tony Reitz, Regional Supervisor

Kansas Dept of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism

300 SW Wanamaker Rd

Topeka, KS 66606

(785) 273-6740.


Education Committee

Wally Woods, committee chair

Hugo McPhee

Carl Nielsen

Awards and Citation Committee

Hugo McPhee, committee chair

Steve Newsom

Bill Westerfield

Membership Committee

Mark Caughlan, committee chair

All Executive Board Members


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