New Ohio Wildlife Officer Assigned to Hamilton County


Contributed photo of Jacob Losekamp

OREGONIA, OH – Ohio Wildlife Officer Jacob Losekamp, of Oregonia, has been assigned to Hamilton County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.

Officer Losekamp, 24, graduated from Middletown Christian School and then Wittenberg University in 2020 with a degree in sociology (criminology focus). During his down time, Officer Losekamp enjoys cooking, learning about wildlife, riding dirt bikes and ATVs, hunting, sport shooting, and hiking with loved ones and his dog.

Officer Losekamp is one of 13 Ohio wildlife officer cadets who completed the 32nd Wildlife Officer Training Academy and was sworn in as a commissioned wildlife officer during a graduation ceremony on Friday, March 15.

In addition to the 21-week Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training, the cadets completed 10 weeks of specialized wildlife officer training by the Division of Wildlife. In addition to wildlife law enforcement procedures and agency policies, the cadets received training in areas of wildlife and fisheries management, communications, outdoor education, all-terrain vehicle operation, hunter safety, and advanced firearms and self-defense topics.

As a wildlife officer, Losekamp has statewide authority to enforce wildlife regulations and protect state lands, waterways, and property. As a state law enforcement officer, he also contributes to public safety both locally in southwest Ohio (Wildlife District Five) and in Ohio’s vast outdoors. Each year, Ohio’s wildlife officers speak to hundreds of clubs and groups about conservation and wildlife programs; perform fish and wildlife conservation duties; and provide technical advice and instruction about wildlife management issues, hunting, fishing, and other outdoor-related recreation.

Officer Losekamp is now in the field and will continue his training by working with experienced wildlife officers during the next six months. To reach Officer Losekamp directly, call (513) 446-7028. To report suspicious activity involving wildlife, call (800) POACHER (762-2437). Reports can remain anonymous.

The mission of the Division of Wildlife is to conserve and improve fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for sustainable use and appreciation by all. Visit to find out more. ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at

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