During the last week of June, I had the opportunity to attend a meeting that the National Park Service and the NPS Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) staff held with the directors of the Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Programs (SLETP). The meeting was held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. Temple was well represented by Anthony Luongo and Chris Willard from our Criminal Justice Training Programs.
|National Conservation Training Center, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|
The meeting participants reviewed the (almost) final syllabus and plans for the new SLETP curriculum that will be piloted this fall. Temple's SLETP will begin using this new curriculum in its next academy offering in May 2016. I was impressed by the level of thoughtful conversation and debate among the participants. It was clear that everyone involved is motivated by providing the highest level of training and producing the most qualified and prepared law enforcement rangers for the National Park Service.
|Tony Luongo, Chris Willard, Vicki McGarvey (L-R)|
Harper's Ferry National Historical Park is also located in Shepherdstown, WV and Antietam National Battlefield is in nearby Sharpsburg, MD. I took this opportunity to drop in on Rangers Jordan Keiffer and Jay Copper who are both Temple ProRanger alumni.
|Harper's Ferry NHP|
The return trip to Philadelphia took me through Monocacy National Battlefield and Gettysburg National Historical Park. Stay tuned for blog posts about my visits with ProRangers Tim Greene and Isaiah Lewis.