The Park Law Enforcement Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the park law enforcement and conservation profession through specialized development, thus improving the quality of life and leisure opportunities in and around local, state and national park and recreation areas in the United States and Canada. PLEA believes in the importance of preserving and protecting natural and cultural resources that parks and recreation areas provide for people.
Networking- Provides an informational services network to facilitate the exchange of information between park law enforcement personnel and other park and recreation professionals. Your voice will be more effective because of your association with other professionals, lay people and our advocacy of policy makers.
Education- Provides continuing education and technical assistance services which contribute to professional growth through PLEA sponsored conferences and training opportunities. Members are eligible for scholarships and discounts for PLEA sponsored training opportunities.
Recognition- Provides recognition of persons working in park law enforcement. Members are eligible for PLEA awards and recognition. As a member of PLEA you will be recognized as a park professional.
International Ranger Federation- The International Ranger Federation (IRF)is a worldwide federation of associations, not an association of individual members. PLEA is one of the affiliated member Associations that comprise the International Ranger Federation. As a member of PLEA, you are a member of the International Ranger Federation - see their link on our website.
Representation- Represents all types of park law enforcement personnel, both certified (sworn) and non-certified.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit of $3,000 - All members receive this benefit at no additional cost. These benefits are jointly sponsored with the American Income Life Insurance Company, a company servicing working families for more than 50 years. Plus Health Services Discount Program for your family that provides household discounts of 20-60% on: Prescriptions, Hearing Care, Vision Care/Products, Chiropractic Care, and optional discount dental is available.
Reduced training expenses- Members receive discounts to conferences and training opportunities when applicable.
Free job posting- Agency members receive unlimited job opportunity announcements posted to the association’s website.
Recognition- As a supporting member of PLEA you will be recognized as a contemporary among Park Agencies.
Membership Renewal: Members desiring to renew their membership should login using your email address. Click here.
If you do not know your email address or cannot login please contact the Executive Director.