Law Enforcement

USFS Law Enforcement BadgeWe are committed to providing a safe environment for forest users. Forest Service law enforcement and investigations provide for public and employee safety and protect natural resources.

Forest regulations are published in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations and are available on file at all forest offices. Violation of orders and Regulations is subject to punishment by a fine or imprisonment [Authority: 16USC 551, 7 USC 1011(F)]. Additional orders may be issued to close or restrict the use of certain areas as needed.

Regulations, forest orders and other important information is posted in or near recreation sites, trail heads, district ranger offices and public service centers.

Rules and Regulations

Crime Prevention: Contact information, tips to avoid crime, and an online "Report a Crime" form are available.