State park ranger was too aggressive ...

State park ranger was too aggressive to fine

There are 44 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 7, 2009, titled State park ranger was too aggressive to fine. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

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You should look up facts

Champion, PA

#43 Apr 20, 2013
DCNR Rangers are law enforcement. They have full arrest powers in the State of Pennsylvania. They have to go through a state police academy to be even hired.
another cop

Chalfont, PA

#44 Apr 20, 2013
You should look up facts wrote:
<quoted text>DCNR Rangers are law enforcement. They have full arrest powers in the State of Pennsylvania. They have to go through a state police academy.
he's right, they do have full arrest powers.
Kerry

Ashburn, VA

#45 Jul 21, 2013
WWWWWWWW wrote:
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I don't think State Park Rangers from DCNR are sworn law officers and I don't think they carry guns. On the other hand PA Fish and Boat Officers are sworn law officer and do carry side arms. I highly suggest you don't tell any of them or even a Park Ranger "to Sticket" because it probably will not end well for you.
I'm actually friends with one of the Rangers that's stationed in Parker Dam, and I can confirm that not all of the Rangers are sworn law enforcement officers, but that some are, and those ones wear firearms. But all of the Rangers do have pepper spray and nightstick thingies. Some of them might have tasers, but can't be too sure about it. But either way, the only way to get out of a thing you might be able to legally get out of something is to know your rights. But you definitely won't get any kindness from an officer if you tell them to sticket. Actually, you might get arrested for hostility towards them.
blue4good

New Kensington, PA

#46 Nov 1, 2016
Since DCNR Rangers are in fact police officers, I am wondering if the same constitutional restrictions apply, or do they have even more authority than a municipal officer, as do Fish & Boat Commission officers. For instance, can they enter someone's camper without a warrant, even though there is NO emergency, and only the existence of "reasonable suspicion", or do they have to treat one's camper as their home and thus, must respect the camper's privacy?

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