Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has named Sam England as the chief of the Parks and Recreation section and Jerry Jenkins as the chief of the Law Enforcement section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.
Jenkins was sworn in on Tuesday, replacing Col. David Murphy. England will start on July 25, replacing longtime state parks chief Ken Caplinger.
In a release, Tomblin said England has been with the state parks system for more than 30 years and has overseen improvements at both Stonewall Resort State Park and Chief Logan State Park. Tomblin said Jenkins has nearly 40 years of experience as a natural resources police officer.