Department of Environmental Quality (NC)

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Wildlife Resources Commission Police Unit IDs

Units statewide are dispatched from Raleigh. Outside of boating season, almost nothing but hunting enforcement is heard, but Wildlife Officers are sent to any major incident on the lakes. Officers seem to have both a state car and boat with trailer so, depending on the season and need, they can do hunting, boating or fishing enforcement. Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) divides the states into districts under a lieutenant. Each district is composed of many counties. The districts are split into patrol areas under a sergeant. The patrol areas in the Charlotte area are composed of two or three counties. The unit numbering system is Patrol Area-Individual Officer Number-District. It's not completely certain but in the Charlotte area the numbers probably are:

  • 4-x-6 Mecklenburg/Cabarrus
  • 4-x-7 Iredell/Alexander/Davie
  • 7-x-8 Lincoln/Catawba/Gaston

An "X" at the end of number is an officer's spouse. An individual officer number of 0 is probably the area sergeant, but this is not completely certain. Example: 406X would be the spouse of the sergeant in Patrol Area 4 (Mecklenburg/Cabarrus)of Wildlife Commission District 6.

Wildlife District Map.jpg

WRC Repeater Tones and Use

Each WRC repeater site has two tones ... Raleigh uses one to talk "to" field units, and field units use the other to talk "back to" Raleigh.

When field units go to talk-around to talk to each other, they use the dispatch tone (186.2 Hz in the case of the Concord site).

From my listening over the years, Raleigh dispatch generally does not monitor the talk-around side of the repeater, but has the ability to do so on atleast some of the sites.

By having two tones, the dispatchers in Raleigh can focus their attention on listening for field units calling them, rather than having to hear all communications going on at each of the repeater sites.

Here's some of the pairs of P.L. tones in use at sites:

  • Forest City - 159.090 .......... 203.5 and 136.5
  • Winnabow - 159.285 .......... 173.8 and 136.5
  • Mount Mitchell - 159.285 .......... 186.2 and 210.7
  • Lumber Bridge - 159.315 .......... 151.4 and 136.5
  • Concord - 159.315 .......... 186.2 and 151.4
  • Haw River - 159.315 .......... 210.7 and 203.5
  • Boone 159.345 .......... 186.2 and 103.5
  • Troy 159.345 .......... 173.8 and 151.4
  • Winston-Salem 159.345 .......... 203.5 and 210.7

( the first tone is used by dispatch, and by field units for talk-around; the second tone is used by field units when talking with dispatch )

Related Links

NC Div. of Forest Resources Freq/Channel Map (Word .doc file)