Do all state parks really need their own law enforcement officers? Forest Service, DNR, private parks, National Park campgrounds even most unincorporated towns don't have their own officers. The Forest Service has a handful of law enforcement officers for hundreds of thousands of acres and dozens of campgrounds. The added expense of a law enforcement officer (someone who's gone through the academy and carries a gun) isn't justified at every state parks. Just a uniform is usually enough, then call in a county deputy. Of course, this will get nowhere after a shooting in a state park.
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