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Indiana Conservation Officer Elected To National Safe Boating Organization
Updated October 31, 2016 8:17 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indiana Conservation Officer Lt. Kenton Turner has been elected to serve on the executive board of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

During NASBLA's 57th annual meeting, held on September 11-14, 2016 in Seattle, Washington, Lt. Turner was elected to serve the non-profit organization for the 2016-2017 calendar year.

A native of Trafalgar, IN, Turner graduated in 1988 from Vincennes University with an Associate of Science Degree in Conservation Law Enforcement. He began his career as a field officer with the DNR Law Enforcement Division in 1992. He was named as the Indiana Boating Law Administrator in May 2013. Turner graduated from the 265th session of the FBI National Academy at Quantico, VA September 2016.

Turner has served as vice chair of NASBLA's Preparedness and Response Committee 2013-2015 and as a member of the Enforcement and Training Committee 2015-2016.

NASBLA is a national nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational safe boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S territories. NASBLA offers a variety of resources, including training, model acts, education standards and publications. Through a national network of thousands of professional educators, law enforcement officers and volunteers, the organization affects the lives of over 76 million American boaters.

"Lt. Turner's leadership on the national stage is another example of how Indiana Conservation Officers are recognized for being Indiana's foremost water response agency", said Danny L. East, DNR Law Enforcement Division Director. "The training and expertise of our officers to patrol our state's waterways is second to none, with this appointment we now have the opportunity to provide guidance to other state's boating enforcement agencies."



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