Yosemite and other National Parks employ rangers who are also real cops. Meaning they are sworn US Government police officers. They carry guns and can arrest you. There is a Federal magistrate (court) right in the park. Yes, a jail also.
If you are at Yosemite September 30 – October 3, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) will be holding a course called Law Enforcement Control Tactics Refresher Instructor Training.
FLETC, based in Glynco, GA, trains officers and agents from all federal departments and all three branches of government. It is a component of the Department of Homeland Security.
It’s a 40 hour course designed to update Yosemite Instructors who graduated from the Control Tactics Instructor Training class, the Arrest Techniques class or the Defensive Tactics class.
This 5 day program will cover:
Striking and Close Quarter Defensive Tactics
Baton Control Techniques
Edged Weapon Awareness
Oleoresin Capsicum Spray
Use of Force
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “If You See Something, Say Something™”
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com