Rouleau earns promotion

Published 12:05 am Sunday, February 8, 2009

After 24 years as a Dallas County game warden — including seven as an assistant district supervisor — Mark Rouleau has been promoted to law enforcement captain with the Alabama Department of Conservation’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division.

“It’s a big step and tremendous change of lifestyle after 24 years of being in the field,” said Rouleau. “It’s just an entirely different job. Will I adapt? I hope so.”

Prior to his promotion, Rouleau served as a lieutenant and assistant supervisor in the 3rd District. He leaves work in the field for an administrative position at the division’s headquarters in Montgomery.

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Rouleau says he will miss dealing with his officers and local land owners in his district.

“Of course, this is home to me,” said Rouleau. “For 24 years I’ve been very comfortable with what I’ve known as far as policy. Now I’ve stepped into an environment in which I don’t know anything.”

Rouleau brings plenty of experience and accomplishment to his new position. He was named the 1991 Alabama Wildlife Federation Officer of the Year, which earned him a mention in the Congressional Record for his service to the state.  He also serves as vice president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in Valley Grande.

“Mark brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to the enforcement office here in Montgomery,” said Allan Andress, Chief Enforcement Officer. “We are very proud to have the opportunity to utilize his abilities on a statewide basis.”