How we train

The Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy (PRLEA), formally the Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program (SLETP) was developed in 1977 to prepare the seasonal ranger to perform law enforcement in areas administered by the National Park Service. The training program is offered at various venues across the country. The core required program consists of  680 class hours and lasts on average 17 weeks. Some programs may offer additional add-on classes to increase your potential for hire with the NPS.

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Program Format

Description:  A successful graduate becomes eligible to receive a Type II law enforcement commission

Length of Program:  680 hours

Audience:  Students seeking entry level positions with the NPS Law Enforcement

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