Texas Game Wardens are widely recognized as the best-trained corps of conservation officers in the country.
The many demands of modern conservation law enforcement training have outgrown the small Austin facility. It is hemmed in on all sides by neighborhood development and there has been discussion since the early 90's about the need to move the Academy to a location that would better serve its needs.
In 2005, the Police Activities League approached TPWD about donating more than 200 acres of the ranch it owns in Hamilton County as a potential future home of the Texas Game Warden Training Center. The development of a modern training center will be a multi-year, multi-million dollar project. Private donations and corporate sponsorships will be a critical factor in realizing the vision of a world-class facility.