Law Enforcement is essential for the appropriate management, use and protection of public lands and resources. A need for law enforcement continues to grow with the current increase in visitors to public lands.
BLM Rangers, as uniformed Federal law enforcement officers:
- Enforce Federal laws and regulations governing the public lands and resources.
- Provide a regular and reoccurring presence over the public land.
- Take appropriate actions when any unauthorized use or illegal activity is detected, including conducting investigations, issuing warnings and citations, and making arrests.
- Work closely with local, county, and state law enforcement officials in conducting law enforcement and search and rescue operations.
- Conduct informational and educational programs
- Provide emergency medical aid.
- Monitor resource conditions.
- Eliminate hazardous situations.
As the most visible BLM employees, rangers are often the only Bureau employees the desert visitor sees. If you find a situation that you feel may be dangerous or illegal, report it to a ranger. They can be reached at the following numbers:
Routine matters call (760) 252-6000
Emergencies call (888) 233-6561 or (909) 383-5651