Officer Maher graduated from the 33rd Indiana Conservation Officers recruit school in July 2013. He then attended the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and gradutated from their 201st class in March of this year.
Officer Maher is originally from Greentown, Ind., in Howard County. He now calls North Webster home.
Officer Maher graduated from Wabash College in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English literature with a focus on pre-law. While attending Wabash College, Officer Maher worked as a recruiter for the college. He can now be found speaking with prospective applicants in and around Kosciukso County for a career as an Indiana Conservation Officer.
Officer Maher’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, watersports, triathlons, running and cycling. When asked what led him to the career of an Indiana Conservation Officer, he stated, “To preserve the natural resources and protect our state properties and waters.” Officer Maher joins officers Nathan Hooley, Tyler Brock and Nick Vander Molen who are all assigned to Kosciusko County.
To learn more about becoming an Indiana Conservation Officer and the hiring process visit in.gov/dnr. You can also find the DNR on Facebook and YouTube.
Indiana Conservation Officers are the oldest state law enforcement agency in Indiana and, when fully staffed, there are 214 officers serving the public in the state. An officer can be reached 24/7 by calling the Indiana Conservation Officers central dispatch at 812-837-9536 or by calling the Turn In a Poacher line at 800-TIP-IDNR.