Conservation officer is promoted

Minnesota DNR conservation officer David Schottenbauer has been promoted from the Princeton field station to second lieutenant and named assistant training coordinator/academy director.

Schottenbauer joined the DNR in 2005 after spending three years as a deputy with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department. He is a U.S. Navy veteran.

In his new role, Schottenbauer will coordinate, administer and supervise training of the DNR Conservation Officer Academy to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, policies and directives. Schottenbauer will also assist with the development, coordination and delivery of law enforcement training requirements for all conservation officers.

Schottenbauer assumes his new duties immediately.