Arizona Park Rangers Face Constant Dangers

From: AZ Family

“Before recruits are given a badge, they must pass both law enforcement training, as well as certain survival skills. Should a particularly dangerous call come in, dispatchers are required to check-in with a ranger every few minutes. For their part, Rangers are also required to wait until backup arrives. Numbers suggest the safeguards have worked. According to the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the number of violent incidents involving park rangers is the lowest it’s been in at least a decade. In 2017, there were seven violent incidents compared to 65 incidents in 2007.”

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