There are locations across the country where you can attend a law enforcement academy specifically designed for the National Park Service. These schools are called Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Programs (SLETP).
The basic training classes will prepare you for a career as an NPS law enforcement ranger. You will be required to:
- Complete an approved program with at least 650 classroom hours
- Pass drug, medical and background screenings
- Meet physical fitness standards
Once you graduate from a law enforcement training program you will be eligible for a law enforcement commission and can apply for a seasonal position with the NPS. Most new hires spend two to three years as a seasonal employee before they receive a permanent placement.
Think you have what it takes to be a part of the NPS law enforcement team? Contact one of the training academies below to take the first step.