2Examples were cited in the report, showing that during the period from January 1 to November 20 of 1980 there were 64 auto break-ins, 28 thefts, 8 stolen autos, 9 instances of armed robbery, and 32 cases of vandalism.
3Memo to Regional Director, Midwest Region from Regional Law Enforcement Specialist, December 4, 1980, JEFF File W34. The memo advocated the immediate increase of the employees on the protection staff. It is interesting to note the long-range recommendations, which included training a Park Technician as a criminal investigator, the implementation of a horse patrol unit, and the protection of the parking lot by NPS employees, in light of subsequent developments during the 1980s. Further details on the guard services employed by JEFF, and their drawbacks, may be found in the Memorandum, Superintendent Robert Chandler to Midwest Regional Director Merrill D. Beal, February 10, 1978, JEFF File W34.
6Ivan Tolley recalled: "We had an upward mobility program, and brought people in as GS-1s. Every 90 days they were promoted until they reached the GS-4 level, when we sent them to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Georgia. They could rise to the level, after time-in-grade and having met minimum requirements, of GS-5." Telephone interview, October 3, 1993.
10See the memorandum, Acting Superintendent Charles A. Ross, JEFF, to Regional Director, Midwest Region, November 27, 1981 and enclosures (file code W30); and letter, Director of the NPS Russell E. Dickenson to Governor Christopher S. Bond, February 3, 1983, JEFF historian's files.
12Crimes included assault, battery, theft, and rape. See "County Girl Raped Near Gateway Arch," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 8, 1985, p. 5A; "2 men sought in rape of girl on Arch grounds," St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 8, 1985 p. 12A.
21JEFF Superintendent's Annual Report for 1987, p. 1. For statistics, see annual reports for subsequent years, and the table included in the appendix of this administrative history. See also the section of this chapter devoted to the Arch Parking Garage.
22A reduction in larceny, robbery, and vandalism were of paramount importance, and this goal was accomplished in spite of a large wildfire call-out which left the division critically short-staffed during peak visitation periods. See JEFF Superintendent's Annual Report for 1988, pp. 12-13; Letter, Acting Superintendent Gary W. Easton to Service Analyst Sare Lanzafame, REJIS Commission, April 20, 1987, JEFF File A7215.
23Interview with JEFF Chief Ranger Deryl B. Stone, October 13, 1992. Twenty-nine persons were arrested by law enforcement rangers on warrants from other jurisdictions during 1990. These included two especially noteworthy arrests: one of an individual wanted by the FBI for bank robbery, and one of a suspect wanted for homicide. See JEFF Superintendent's Annual Report for 1990, p. 30.
24JEFF Superintendent's Annual Report for 1989. New positions created were a Staff Park Ranger (Fire and Safety) GS-025-5/7/9, along with the introduction of GS-025-07 Senior Park Rangers. GS-7 shift supervisors were upgraded to GS-8s.
27JEFF Superintendent's Annual Report for 1990, p. 30. See the 1991 Annual Safety and Health Report Summary, JEFF File A7615, and the remainder of File A7615 for general information on health and safety at JEFF.
28Ibid. See also Chapter 4, Maintenance, in this administrative history; Memorandum, Regional Director Donald Castleberry to JEFF Superintendent Jerry Schober, Asbestos Abatement Statement, December 7, 1989; Memo, Superintendent Schober to JNEM Division Chiefs on asbestos removal, February 23, 1990, both JEFF File A7615. See Memorandum, Superintendent Schober to Midwest Regional Director on the Asbestos Management Control Program, June 1, 1990, JEFF File A7619.
29JEFF Superintendent's Annual Report for 1990, p. 30; Memorandum, Associate Regional Director for Operations, Midwest Region, to Superintendents, Midwest Region, March 31, 1986, JEFF File A76; Memo, Physical Security Coordinator, Midwest Region, to JEFF Superintendent Jerry Schober on Earthquake Preparedness, March 22, 1989, JEFF File A7615; Chief Ranger Deryl B. Stone to Superintendent Schober, Report of the St. Louis Earthquake Task Force, Field Trip to San Francisco of November 25 - December 1, 1989, December 27, 1989, JEFF File A7615; memos, Superintendent Schober to all JEFF Supervisors, January 13, 1989 and February 7, 1989, Emergency Operations Plans, JEFF File A7615; Emergency Operations Plan memo, December 17, 1990, and plan, copy #10, JEFF File A7615.
31Ibid. See also JEFF Superintendent's Annual Report for 1990, p. 30; Annual Emergency Medical Services Reports, for 1988, January 24, 1989; for 1989, February 13, 1990; for 1990, February 17, 1991; for 1991, February 19, 1992, JEFF File A7615; Memo of Understanding, JEFF and the City of St. Louis Department of Health and Hospitals Emergency Medical Services, December 3, 1990, JEFF File A7615; Memo, Acting Superintendent Gary W. Easton to Supervisor, JEFF Training, April 4, 1989, JEFF File A7615; Critique of EMS Document by JEFF Assistant Superintendent Norman Messinger, December 26, 1986, JEFF File A7623.
40For more on the composition of SET teams, see (as an example) SET Team Request for Assistance, Memorandum, JEFF Acting Superintendent Gary W. Easton to Midwest Regional Director Donald Castleberry, April 10, 1991, JEFF File W34.
49The interpreters also directed the visitors through the security station, and responded to questions. Interpretive staff was diverted from other duties for this security detail, thus impacting visitor service operations.
50Interview with JEFF Chief Ranger Deryl B. Stone, October 13, 1992. See also Memorandum, Superintendent Jerry Schober to all JEFF Employees, on "Heightened Awareness During Times of Increased World Tension," January 16, 1991; and a Memo on the special emergency funds, Acting Superintendent Gary W. Easton to Midwest Regional Director Donald Castleberry, Special Law Enforcement Funding Report, October 7, 1991, both JEFF File W34.
56Interview with JEFF Chief Ranger Deryl B. Stone, October 13, 1992. Stone had previously attempted to implement a horse patrol at JEFF; such a program was first recommended for the park in 1980. See Memo to Regional Director, Midwest Region from Regional Law Enforcement Specialist, December 4, 1980, JEFF File W34. See also Memo, Assistant Superintendent Gary W. Easton to Law Enforcement Ranger John Sherman, regarding Sherman's novel request for a voluntary donation program to support a horse patrol program at JEFF, December 31, 1990, File A76.
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