Park Ranger Training Program
PRM 311 - Park Protection II
|Fall Academy: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|Spring Academy: Monday - Friday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (plus every other weekend from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)|
Course Credit: 4 credits
Course Facilitator: Kathy Dodd
Office Address: SBS West (Building 70), room 256, PO Box 15016, phone (928) 523-8242 fax (928) 523-2275
Office Hours: 10:00 to 12:00 PM Mon - Fri or by appointment
Prerequisite: Permission of the PRTP Director.
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|Classroom Civility Statement|
Course Description: The course provides detailed instruction on the fundamentals of park law enforcement. The course includes: law enforcement techniques, criminal investigation, photography, report procedures, courtroom testimony and procedures, drug enforcement, firearms, and ranger skills. Upon successful completion of the SLETP program (PRM 310 & PRM 311), students receive a seasonal law enforcement certificate that is recognized by the National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service and various state parks.
Course Fee: $185 (For University credit, additional tuition fees also apply).
Course Objectives: Following successful completion of this course, students will have acquired:
1) An advanced understanding of park law enforcement and the various techniques used for resource protection and visitor management.
2) An ability to perform various skills including: firearms operation; search, rescue, and evacuation; and self-defense.
3) Basic knowledge of low-key park law enforcement principles and philosophy applied to role playing scenarios.
4) Basic knowledge of investigation strategies and interviewing techniques.
Course Structure: Lecture with web enhanced course materials labs apply lecture materials.
|United States Code of Federal Regulations (36CFR), (2005). National Archives and Records Administration.|
1. Patrol Procedures
2. Physical Security and Crime Prevention
3. Radio Communication
4. Traffic Direction
5. Firearms Training
6. Juvenile Procedures
7. Criminal Investigation
8. Interviewing and Interrogation
9. Crime Scene Management
10. Description and Identification
11. Crimes against:
13. Report Procedures
14. Courtroom Testimony and Procedures
15. Drug Enforcement
16. Bombs and Explosives
17. Defensive and Responsive Driving
19. Chemical Agents
20. Other Federal Law Enforcement Agencies
21. Ranger Skills
|Fundamentals of Search & Rescue|
|Issues in Natural and Cultural Resource Management|
|Defensive Pursuit Driving|
22. Cultural and Natural Resource Law
|Unit Exams (5 @ 20% each) = 100%|
|Special Training Sessions Mandatory (Firearms and Defensive Pursuit Driving)|
|Class Attendance Mandatory (missing more than two classes may jeopardize a student's commission status)|
|Successful Completion of the Mandatory Physical Efficiency Battery (this is a National Park Service Physical Fitness Test)|
Grading Basis: A = 100 90 B = 89 80 C = 79 70 D = 69 60 F = <60
Garner, G.W. (1990). High-Risk Patrol. Charles Thomas: Illinois.
Kernes, S.T. & Birkland, B.J. (1998). Park Ranger's Guide to the Federal Criminal Code. Justice Systems Press. Port Angeles, WA.
Legal Text. (1994). Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Glynco, Georgia.
Murrell, D.S. & Dwyer, W.O. (1991). Constitutional Law and Liability for Park Law Enforcement Officers. Carolina Academic Press. Durham, N.C.
Peters, J.G. (1988). Tactical Handcuffing. Reliapon Police Products: New Mexico.
Sharp, G.W., Odegaard, C.H. & Sharpe, W.F. (1994). A Comprehensive Introduction to Park Management. Sagamore Publishing: Illinois.
United States Code of Federal Regulations (36CFR), (1998). National Archives and Records Administration.
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