“Having one lone ranger, which is kind of what we have, is just not doing service to the public.” – RPPOA President Matt Yarbrough, State Parks Ranger
SACRAMENTO – California State Parks rangers with the Resource Protection Peace Officers Association (RPPOA) continue to make public their major safety concerns for park visitors and rangers, and the perceived lack of concern by State Parks management.
"Change is desperately needed. Addressing the Park restructure as an absolute negative to ranger retention and park safety – that is the number one goal,” said RPPOA Director and Ranger Nate Smith.
At issue is the State Parks transformation. At risk is public and officer safety.
For a look at public safety concerns as viewed by rangers who are sworn to protect and serve the public, we invite you to watch State Parks a “Department in Crisis” – Part II:
California State Park Rangers Fear for Your Safety and Their Own - Rangers Call State Parks a “Department in Crisis”
Crime in California State Parks and the Need for More Rangers