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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

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Law Enforcement at Jean Lafitte

Law enforcement rangers and their car

Law enforcement rangers protect visitors and resources in America's national parks.

For emergencies when visiting the park, always call 911 for help.

If you're visiting the park and see

  • suspicious activity
  • lost visitors
  • illegal dumping
  • poaching
  • other situations that require a ranger's assistance

call 1-855-289-7412 for National Park Service Law Enforcement Response.

Did You Know?

Vultures arrive on land.

Vultures do not have many predators. If an enemy does approach, the vulture will face its enemy and vomit. This inventive bird also has a unique way to stay cool: it urinates on its legs. The urine also helps kill any germs picked up while standing on a carcass.