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#06-334 December 11, 2006

Moncks Corner man named DNR Law Enforcement captain

First Sgt. Chuck Dial of Moncks Corner has been named Region Four captain of S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division.

As regional law enforcement captain, Dial will oversee S.C. Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) law enforcement activities in Region Four, an area encompassing Horry, Georgetown, Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton, Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties. Dial will coordinate the efforts of 54 law enforcement officers and clerical staff of Region Four to ensure public safety in these areas. He replaces former Capt. Scott Powell of Georgetown, who has retired.

“Captain Dial is a hard worker and a valuable asset to the Department of Natural Resources,” saidCaptain Chuck Dial DNR Law Enforcement Maj. Glenn Ward. “His dedication as a conservation officer for 25 years lends to his capabilities as the new Region Four captain, and I look forward to working with him and watching him grow in this position.”

Dial will be tasked with overseeing the management and supervision of inland and coastal recreational hunting, fishing, boating and commercial fishing activities. As recreational and commercial activities increase throughout Region Four, Dial’s position to supervise DNR law enforcement efforts and promote public safety is of great importance.

Efforts of DNR’s law enforcement officers include the regulation and compliance of South Carolina hunting, fishing and boating laws. Tasks performed to meet these efforts include search and rescue operations, prosecution of court cases, public education and investigations, to name a few.
Dial will follow under the supervision of Maj. Ward, who manages DNR law enforcement activities of Region Four, Region Two and the statewide Marine Law Enforcement Investigations and Education Section. Colonel Alvin Taylor directs the statewide regional efforts of the DNR Law Enforcement Division.

The DNR also reminds the public of Coast Watch, which was developed to better help citizens report violations of saltwater recreational and commercial fishing laws, as well as marine environmental laws to the Law Enforcement Division. The Coast Watch hotline number (1-800-922-5431) is toll-free and available 24 hours a day.            

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