Park Ranger Program
The Park Ranger program is a training opportunity for sworn, non-sworn, naturalists, line officers or administrators to gain knowledge and training in subjects affecting today’s parks.
This training is offered to all agencies and individuals who are either employed or want to be employed as a state, federal or tribal park ranger.
This program is designed to cover both the law enforcement and interpretation or service ranger employed on a permanent, temporary or summer only basis as well wardens assigned to enforcement gaming and fish laws.
This introductory program will prepare the beginning ranger for a successful career or serve as a refresher or remedial training for veteran rangers.
- Introduction to park rangers
- Park rangers employment (Sworn, non-sworn)
- The outdoors-national treasures
- Interpretations Communications
- Law enforcement duties
- Crises management and response
- Confrontation response and de-escalation techniques
- Hunting, fishing, gaming enforcement
- Emergency response
- Report writing
- Arrest Authority
- Search and seizures
- Narcotic Violations
- Sex Crimes
- Patrol procedures
- Environmental crimes
- Use of Force
- Scene size-up
- Crime Scene Containment
- Responding to mental health emergencies
Prerequisite: High School Diploma
Study Method: On-line or campus study
Program Length: As few as 6 Months