National Park Service LETC

Ranger Orientation and Evaluation ProgramLMPT1

Scott Jacobs
Field Training Deputy
Law Enformcement Training Program
NPS-LETC

The NPS Law Enforcement Training Center is excited to announce that the Ranger Orientation and Evaluation (ROE) program is under development and nearing completion. RM-9, Chapter 7, section 3.4 requires “Beginning in calendar year 2016, all Type II commissioned employees must complete the Ranger Orientation and Evaluation Program at the beginning of their first appointment before they may engage in solo officer patrol.” The ROE program has been created to provide a consistent standard for the initial training efforts that occur for newly appointed Type II commissioned employees at the park level. The NPS-LETC has developed the curriculum for the ROE and is in the process of field evaluation by a team of park rangers across the agency.

The purpose of the ROE is to provide the framework and criteria for field orientation and coaching of Type II commissioned employees within the core concepts of officer safety and survival. Under the ROE, experienced officers coach Type II commissioned employees advancing practice and development of knowledge, skills and abilities learned at the Seasonal Academies. The target audience for the ROE is the initial Type II commissioned employee who is entering their career as a law enforcement officer. This is a critical time in the development of a law enforcement officer to practice learned skills under the direction and support of subject matter experts in field conditions. High quality coaching of the Type II commissioned employee will cultivate solid officer safety and survival knowledge, skills, abilities and habits that will serve as a foundation for the length of their career.

If there are any questions or concerns please contact Scott Jacobs, team lead and point of contact. He may be reached at the NPS- LETC (912) 261-3651 (office) or (912) 223-3311 (cell).

LMPT 15-505 Graduate Receives Honors

Troy Chimen, Aaron Millhench, Georgia Shaw, Tomas Lewis

Troy Chimen, Aaron Millhench, Georgia Shaw, Tomas Lewis

Thomas Lewis
Branch Chief
Basic Law Enforcement Training Program
NPS-LETC

Aaron Millhench grew up in Houston, Texas. He served in the United States Navy for eight years with two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Ranger Millhench briefly attended law school until fate directed him to ask a few questions of a U.S. Park Ranger on the side of a mountain. He attended the seasonal law enforce-ment training program at Colorado Northwestern  Community College. He now proudly serves at Chamizal National Memorial.

Honor Graduate recognition is the most difficult academic/perfor-mance award to receive at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Recipients of Honor Graduate distinction represent less than 1% of all trainees that attend the cademy collectively. The FLETC trains over three thousand center basic students a year and of those roughly 7 trainees receive Honor Graduate credentials. Furthermore, Ranger Mill-hench represents only 8 National Park Service Rangers who have received this award according to DHS records. To receive the Honor Graduate award the trainee must:
•     have a 95 percent average on the five written examinations
•     score a 95 percent or higher on the SPC qualification course (expert level)
•     score in the 90th percentile or higher on the Physical Efficiency Bat-tery (PEB) test
•     have the highest academic average of his/her entire class
•     pass all practical exercises without remediation

Prior Honor Graduate recipients include:
Edward Visnovske, NPRI-305
Andrea Hansen, NPRI-402
Beau “M.J.” Bracken, LMPT-903
Brooke Henthorne, LMPT-104
Joshua Smith, LMPT-302
Andrew Dallemolle, LMPT-303
Dylan Mroszczyk-McDonald, LMPT-301

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