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MWCD Names Chief Ranger

February 23, 2023

Patrick Brockmeier has been named Chief Ranger for Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) to lead the ranger department.  He will oversee 34 Rangers whose duties range from patrolling camp areas, cottage areas, and lakes, to providing Ohio Boater or Hunter Education Courses to the community. They also conduct safety checks, respond to noise complaints, criminal violations, and assist other nearby agencies.

Brockmeier has been employed by MWCD as a variable Ranger at Seneca Park since 2019 while also working as a full-time probation officer for Marietta Municipal Court. He has prior Chief experience as the Matamoris Police Department Chief of Police and the Beverly Police Department Chief of Police. He also serves as part-time faculty at both Washington State Community College and Hocking College as an OPOTA Instructor, Ohio Correctional Officer Instructor, and Natural Resources Instructor.

“I am excited about this new opportunity at the MWCD,” said Brockmeier. “I consider the opportunity to serve the MWCD to be a great privilege and responsibility, one that I will approach with professionalism, and a commitment to work in partnership with our entire community.”

Patrick earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies, with a concentration in Political Science through Marietta College, his Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice through Washington State Community College, and an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies through Marietta College. He earned his Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification through Hocking College

“We are pleased to welcome Patrick to MWCD as our new Chief Ranger,’’ said Executive Director, Craig Butler. “His education and background in law enforcement, as well the experience he has from working as a ranger for us since 2019, brings an insight to our organization and will make him an effective leader. He has a desire to implement new ideas to further enhance our community policing style of law enforcement and make him the perfect fit for our organization.”


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