Interior Looking to Rely on Staffers With Less Training for Park Law Enforcement: Report

From: The Hill

“A report by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) to be released Monday, finds that the NPS is seeking to implement a new proposal that would shift the reliance from full-time law enforcement officers to seasonal staffers, who require less robust training and frequently pay for the costs out of their own pocket. The plan will ultimately reduce mandatory training time from 16 weeks to 12 weeks, according to the report, by abandoning mandatory attendance of these seasonal staffers at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), which is reserved for permanent law enforcement rangers in the academy.”

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