By Terry Kovarik
Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources is putting rangers back on law enforcement duty in state parks, including Potawatomi State Park and Peninsula State Park. Law enforcement credentials had been take n from rangers and reassigned to conservation wardens. That move had been an attempt to reduce costs. But many wardens had to drive across the state to handle park duties. DNR Director of Parks and Recreation Management Ben Bergey says giving back enforcement credential to rangers was more cost effective.
The rangers will return to all state parks starting next summer.