By Linda Titel
Zack Seitz, 25, of Fond du Lac County is the new Outagamie County Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Warden.
Seitz grew up in Campbellsport, Wisconsin, and has always had a love for the outdoors and all its resources along with camping, fishing and hunting.
Seitz said that he really enjoyed being outdoors and doing outdoor activities in his childhood years and he wants to assure all the resources he had are here for the next generation. That is why he wanted to become a DNR Warden for Outagamie County.
Seitz said, “Law enforcement runs in my family, my dad is a retired police officer and was my inspiration for my position.” Seitz’s father Steve Seitz retired from the West Bend Police Department in December of 2016 after 25 years plus of service.
Seitz graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he earned his bachelor’s degree in resource management law enforcement with a minor in forestry.
During his college years he worked at the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest from 2013 -16 doing a variety of jobs including trail maintenance and visitors’ services.
He served as a part-time deputy for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office from 2016-18. After that he served as a deputy conservation warden and waterguard for two Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Conservation warden teams – Lake Winnebago and Wautoma during the end of 2017. After a year of training and completing the law enforcement academy at Fort McCoy, Seitz was stationed early this new year to serve the Outagamie County areas of Shiocton, Black Creek and Seymour.
Seitz said that being a young man may not give him all the experience and situational confrontations of a seasoned DNR warden but he looks forward to meeting the families and people of Outagamie County as he learns and grows with them. Seitz believes honesty goes a long way and he plans to treat everyone with respect and decency and expects the same from them in return.
Seitz said, “I plan to be working as a DNR warden for a long time and look forward to enjoying the outdoors on and off duty and getting to know the people in the community.”
Seitz resides in New London, has three brothers and parents Steve and Sandy.