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.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Final Post from CHRI
Like the title of this post states, this is officially my last post
from my summer internship at Christiansted National Historic Site. It went by
so quickly and I can say I’m a better-groomed individual now than I was on the
first week of my internship. I have learned a whole lot about the Crucian
culture, I have learned a lot about law enforcement, and most importantly, I
have learned a lot more about the National Park Service.
Jazz night at CHRI Fort
My final two weeks went well. I did patrols of the three
NPS sites in St. Croix. Made non-law enforcement contacts as usual and observed
my FTO, Ranger Laurencin, make actual law enforcement contacts. I also worked during the monthly programs at the Park like the Jazz Night and observed the role law enforcement played that night.
Ranger Laurencin working with VIPD
My final day
was yet another glorious day at the courtroom where plea agreements were
accepted and summons were given to outstanding citations. On my
final day, I also witnessed how the concurrent jurisdiction worked at
This summer I had a lot of firsts. It was first time trying so many meals, it was my first time navigating a vessel, it was my first time seeing an iguana, it was my first time attempting to swim in an ocean, and it was my first time seeing such crystal clear water. I could go on and on but I just want to use this
measure to thank everyone at Christiansted National Historic Site for welcoming
me with open arms and teaching me all I learned and experienced this summer. Thank you.