For over 40 years the St. Louis County Park Rangers have provided public safety for visitors to the parks in our system. The basic duties of a Ranger revolve around the three main goals of our division: Public Relations, Programming, and Protection.
Public Relations: Rangers assist, guide and direct visitors in the parks. They are available to answer questions about programs and facilities, provide assistance to stranded motorists, search for lost persons, provide first aid for injuries, provide crowd and traffic control at special events and other services as required. Rangers are authorized to enforce State Laws, County Ordinances and Park rules. They patrol on foot, bicycle, horse, boat and vehicle. Minor violations are often handled by a verbal or written warning, however stronger enforcement actions are sometimes needed.
Rangers can issue citations or summons for violations and are trained in arrest techniques, search and seizure and defensive tactics.