We are the Kentucky State Conservation Officers' Association. Our Association was founded in 1988 by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Conservation  Officers.

This site is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of our officers, our mission, and our core values.

We are dedicated to the preservation of our wildlife and recreational heritage through prudent and professional law enforcement. We strive to reach new heights through education, training, teaching, public relations, communication, and fellowship.

Our organizational goals include: promoting the conservation of Kentucky's bountiful natural resources, to promote and increase public awareness about the complexities of Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement, and giving special attention to providing continuing outdoor recreational opportunities for Kentucky’s’ Youth.

Projects of the Association include:

Sponsorship of numerous Fishing Derbies and Hunting events across the state.
Establish and maintain 90 annual, week long, Youth Conservation Camp scholarships.

Contribute to the efforts of various State / National groups including the KY Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources and the North American Wildlife Enforcement Officer' Association.
Developing a KY Conservation Officers Fallen Officer Memorial in honor of KY Conservation Officers that have lost their lives in the Line of Duty.

Providing financial assistance to families of Law enforcement Officers slain or injured in the Line of Duty.


The KCOA sponsors at least 90 kids for the 3 conservation camps. We have 9 Law Enforcement districts and each district sponsors at least 10 kids.

We sponsor kids fishing derbies / hunting events, Becoming an Outdoors Woman events, 4H shooting sports events, sportsman clubs kids events and various other hunting, fishing and boating events.

Together with the Fraternal Order of Police, we also sponsor Shop w/ A Cop programs across the state.