The ProRanger Philadelphia program is an academic, technical skills training, and internship program that is cooperatively administered by the National Park Service and Temple University. The program was established to recruit, train and employ law enforcement park rangers for the National Park Service.
Students take coursework during the academic year at Temple University and participate in internships at National Park Service sites during the summer. Follow their experiences here.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Final Weeks at SLETP
The skid car in action.
extremely hard to believe it but we are entering our final week here at the
SLETP Academy!Our most recent training
involved the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course in which we learned many
different driving skills that will be utilized when responding to emergency
through an emergency response course with both a Crown Victoria and SUV, drove
a skid car to help us learn the different ways a car can skid out of control
and how to correct them, and a night driving course to acclimate ourselves to
the challenges of driving in the dark.The courses taught us how to use our pivot points when taking sharp
turns, how to use our mirrors and looking through the back window while backing
up, and what it means to apply steady, even pressure to the brakes when
traveling at high speeds.It was a very
fun week filled with great instructors that taught us very valuable skills that
we will use everyday both on and off the job!
We had the
pleasure of ending our week with OC Spray Exposure; it was as great as it
sounds!Being sprayed with the pepper
spray was unlike anything any of us have ever experienced.It is imperative that we as law enforcement
officers be exposed to the spray so we understand what it feels like.We now all know that in the unfortunate case
that we may be exposed to it in the field, we can continue to fight through the
pain until the subject is subdued.
This makes my eyes water just looking at it!
has been such an incredible experience and I have learned so much.It has been extremely rewarding to watch
every single recruit grow and develop their skills throughout the summer and I
would be honored to work with every one of them.It has been a roller coaster ride of non-stop
action, nights filled with studying, stressful PE’s and written tests, but it
will all pay off next Monday night at graduation.Our class has grown into one unit and we have
met some great instructors that will impact us for the rest of our
everyone is finishing out their internships positively and that you all enjoyed your summer as much as we have.I look
forward to seeing you all and catching up at the After Action Review!