Become A Law Enforcement Ranger

Rangers Rosileen Ferioli and Heather Hamilton, Trainee Nathan Edgerton, and Ranger Brandon Higgins
Rangers Rosileen Ferioli and Heather Hamilton, Trainee Nathan Edgerton, and Ranger Brandon Higgins
Protect people, parks, and our shared heritage.

Law enforcement is a rewarding profession. Combine it with some of America's most amazing views, historically significant places and rich cultures and you have a fulfilling and noble career. The National Park Service (NPS) is looking for its next generation of law enforcement rangers – those trusted to protect the country's most precious resources.

We're proud that our law enforcement rangers come from all walks of life and cultures. Whether you're a veteran, a student, bilingual, or just looking for a meaningful career, there's a path to employment for you.

Learn about our training and employment process

Find opportunities designed for veterans

John's career with the NPS started after nine years as a Marine. He grew up going to the parks with his parents and continued his love for the outdoors into adulthood, when he served as a climbing instructor and rafting guide.

Become a part of a workforce that values diversity

Just as each park is unique, so are the different backgrounds and cultures that make up our law enforcement rangers.

Our rangers serve in parks across the country, including parks in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The NPS embraces the diversity of America's people and is committed to building and maintaining a workforce that draws from all segments of our society.

Learn about efforts to encourage diversity

Start learning in a seasonal training program

If you ask an NPS law enforcement ranger what he or she likes best about their career, you will most likely hear that every day is different, which makes going to work exciting and challenging.

Last updated: August 28, 2017