Pass an extensive background investigation (convictions for domestic violence, drug use over agency thresholds, or felony record will disallow entrance to the program). Program entrance applications will be reviewed by the academy commander and advisory committee for selection to the academy.
Courses of Study
Arrest, Search & Seizure
Traffic Control Techniques
Bombs & Explosive Devices
Constitutional Law/ Rules of Evidence
Crime Scene Management & Investigation
Tactical Driving (EVOC)
Resource Education & Interpretation
Interviewing & Interrogation
Physical Fitness/ Wellness
Patrol Procedures/ Field Problems
The Parks Law Enforcement Academy curriculum exceeds the minimum standard requirements as set forth by the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). It also meets the specialized training standard required for park rangers commissioned by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.