Hunter Bailey has been named the deputy chief of operations and policy for the Division of Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Services in the Washington Office.
"We are looking forward to Hunter joining our ranks in the national office, where our goal is to serve the field,” said Charles Cuvelier, the division’s chief. “As we approach the NPS centennial, his experience combined with his positive attitude will assist the Service as we enter into our second century. Our thanks to all who have served as acting in the deputy chief position, providing continuity and focus during this time.”
Stationed at the National Park Service headquarters in Washington D.C., Bailey will provide leadership and direction to the law enforcement program Servicewide. Key emphasis areas include:
- Reference Manual 9, which applies to all employees involved in the NPS law enforcement program, except for the U.S. Park Police, who are covered by General Orders
- The Harry Yount Award
- National Police Week
- The Professional Services Branch
- The Incident Management Analysis and Reporting System (IMARS) project, which allows for the collection, reporting, analysis, management, and sharing of information related to incidents.
Hunter Bailey began his NPS career in 1997, working as a seasonal park ranger at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Yosemite National Park. Two years later, Bailey accepted his first permanent position at Glen Canyon. In 2000, Bailey moved to Grand Canyon National Park, where he worked in the Wilderness, Canyon and South Rim Districts.
Hunter moved to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in 2006, where he served as a field ranger, operations supervisor, and as the acting chief ranger for an extended period. During this time, he completed a detail in the Division oif Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Services in Washington, with a focus on Southwest border issues. In 2011, Bailey returned to Glen Canyon as the chief ranger, where he successfully leads a complex visitor and resource protection program consisting of ranger activities, aviation, wilderness stewardship and an interagency communications center.
Bailey has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, and is also a graduate of the NPS GOAL Leadership Academy. Bailey brings valuable field, program and leadership experience from a wide variety of jurisdictions and park areas including the Southwest border. Bailey will transition to his new assignment in early March.
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