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Law and Its Administration Part 2 PRKS 3120

Parks Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This is the second of two courses designed to take the learner from the definition of law and its governing bodies through to the elements and procedures of law enforcement within a park environment. Topics covered: investigations, preventative law, emergencies, investigative report writing and statements.




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

Module 5 - Investigations

  • Describe the three types of investigations Park Rangers are commonly involved in.
  • Describe at least three different types/forms of evidence to be collected.
  • List the proper sequence of at least six steps to be taken at a crime scene, or an accident, including proper note taking, plan drawings and photo documentation procedures.
  • Describe at least three different authorities that Park Rangers have to get proper names/identification.
  • State at least four points to remember when conducting interviews.
  • Explain the difference between statements from witnesses versus statements from suspects/offenders.
  • Explain the circumstances under which either a Police or Charter warning would be used.
  • Define police warning.
  • Define charter warning.

Module 6 - Preventative Law

  • Define CPTED.
  • Provide at least one example of how CPTED would apply to prevent crimes in a park.
  • Describe at least two proactive roles/procedures for accident prevention.
  • Define the principles of negligence liability.
  • Describe the components of the Occupier's Liability Act.
  • Describe reactive role procedures.

Module 7 - Emergencies

  • Describe provincial search and rescue policy.
  • Describe local search and rescue plans and initial responses.
  • Describe in general terms the Good Samaritan Act.
  • Describe when and how to report missing persons.

Module 8 - Report Writing

  • Describe an acceptable style of writing used by investigators to report investigations.
  • List at least three contributing causes to ineffective writing.
  • Edit a sample document removing at least 20% of the words while retaining the original intent and meaning.
  • Remove impersonal introductions and zero words from a sample document.

Module 9 - Statements

  • List in the proper sequence nine components or parts of a typical statement.
  • Provide two reasons why the Charter of Rights Notice must be given to arrested or detained persons before taking a statement, and provide the most recent definition of 'detained' as interpreted by the higher courts.
  • Provide one reason why the police warning must be given to a suspect before taking a statement.
  • Describe four different methods of recording information from a statement giver.
  • List two advantages and two disadvantages of each method of recording information.

Effective as of Fall 2003


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