National Park Ranger


National Park Service Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program Academy (SLETP)-Rangely, CO. 

"The service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments, and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations."

- Organic Act 1916

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Fall -2014, August 26 - November 14 

Spring - 2015 January 13 - April 3

Colorado Northwestern is currently one of thirteen F.L.E.T.A. accredited academies in the nation that offers academy training approved by the National Park Service and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).

This is a twelve week course of study, that when successfully completed, provides the student with 450 hours, (24 credit hours) of training. Upon completion of the academy, students will receive a FLETA Accredited NPS/FLETC SLETP Certification. This certification will allow you to be eligible for a seasonal position Law Enforcement with the NPS. This certification is good for 3 years. Federally you must be 21 to be a law enforcement officer.

Colorado Northwestern is currently holding two academies per year: spring and fall. Students will be enrolled in the college as well as the academy, but are not required to be part of a degree program. Additional courses and certificates are available to take during and after academy. These courses and certificates are not needed but are recommended. A typical day in the academy starts with physical fitness from 0530-0630, in class by 0750. After lunch, class will go until about 1700. This schedule is approximately 5 days a week. There will be some Saturday, Sunday and night classes.

Please note:The academy application process cannot be done online, please contact academy staff for application. All recruits are accepted on a conditional baisis pending successful background check and drug test.  

**If this is during summer months please contact the Academy Coordinator.**

Academy Coordinator Jennifer [dot] Walgrave [at] cncc [dot] edu (Jennifer Walgrave) Employee Directory, Lead Instructor christopher [dot] congemi [at] cncc [dot] edu (Chris Congemi) Employee Directory , or Academy Chief Ranger rick [dot] mossman [at] cncc [dot] edu (Rick Mossman) Employee Directory