For the 20th episode of the Park Leaders Show I wanted to do something I had not done before. I invited a guest back to the show and we took questions from Rangers in the field.
So far, the most listened to episode has been Don’t Let the Park Define You with Commander Bill Overby. I invited Bill back because you like him, and because he has a heart for both State and National Parks. As Commander of the Parks Law Enforcement Academy in Mount Vernon, WA, he is connected to the young rangers as they begin their career.
He has been the commander for over a decade and spent over thirty years as a Park Ranger with Washington State Parks. If something could happen to a Park Ranger, he has seen it, done it, or dealt with the consequences of someone else doing it. To tap into his wisdom, we took a couple of questions from Park Rangers and answered them on the Park Leaders Show. We also dug in deep and talked about the topic beyond the questions.
We explore the idea of having fun while working at a park. Can you have fun and still be professional?
We also discuss integrity when filling out applications for park service jobs. Commander Overby feels strongly about this and he will explain why.
You may not know this, but I hold a record at the Law Enforcement Academy. Ten years after I was a cadet no one has matched what I did. Commander Overby discusses my accomplishment and why he thinks no one else will be able to match it.
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