Rouleau Promoted to Law Enforcement Captain
Mark Rouleau has been promoted to Captain with the Enforcement Section of the Alabama Department of Conservation's Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division effective December 1, 2008. Rouleau will be based at state headquarters in Montgomery, Ala., and will oversee the state’s in-service officer training programs, assist in field operations, and serve as the section’s public information officer, among other duties.
Prior to Captain Rouleau’s promotion he served as a Lieutenant and Assistant Supervisor in district three, and was stationed in Dallas County, Ala., for seven years. Rouleau is entering his 24th year with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
“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.”
Among Rouleau’s other professional accomplishments he was named 1991 Alabama Wildlife Federation Officer of the Year, which earned him a mention in the Congressional Record for his outstanding service to the state. Rouleau also serves as vice president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge in Valley Grande, Ala.
Volunteerism plays an important role in Rouleau’s life as well. For the last 20 years Rouleau has volunteered for Life Hunt, a program sponsored by Buckmasters, which grants hunting wishes to critically ill and disabled children and young adults age 21 and under. Rouleau personally assists the children during their hunt.
“Helping to fulfill the wishes of the Life Hunt kids is one of the most satisfying experiences in my life,” Rouleau said. “The joy on their faces after the hunt is unforgettable.”
Rouleau and his wife Marsha raised their five children in Valley Grande, Ala.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com