Sacto 9-1-1
September 13, 2013
More Sacramento County park rangers to be added to force

Four more rangers will be added to patrol Sacramento County Regional parks.

Two rangers were added in 2012 and four new positions have been approved by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, bringing the total number of rangers to 20, according to a county press release.

Sacramento County park rangers patrol 15,000 acres of parkland. Adding the new rangers allows for more patrols in the American River Parkway and other recreation areas, according to Jeff Leatherman, regional parks director.

"We will use the additional resources to address ongoing community concerns, including illegal camping, off-leash dogs and trail safety," Leatherman said.

Rangers have full peace officer authority and are accredited law enforcement personnel through Peace Officer Standards and Training certification.

New rangers can be recent graduates from accredited training facilities or those with prior peace officer experience. Interested applicants may contact the Department of Regional Parks at (916) 875-7275.

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