Olympic National Park welcomes Scott Jacobs as the new Chief Ranger. Ranger Jacobs is coming to Olympic from the National Park Service Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) on the Georgia coast, where he served as the National Program Manager for the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP). The FTEP is an agency-wide collaboration that delivers real-world law enforcement training and experience to recent academy graduates.
“Scott has been entrusted with the care of a national program, and ensuring rangers are thoroughly prepared to do their job at any park,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum. “Scott’s leadership and expertise will be a great asset to the park and our local communities.”
Scott began his National Park Service career in the late 1990s. As a seasonal Visitor Use Assistant at Rocky Mountain National Park, he quickly found a passion for public service which motivated him to a career in law enforcement. His prior duty stations include Boston National Historic Park, Big Bend National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Yosemite National Park, and most recently, the NPS Law Enforcement Training Center.
“Olympic National Park is truly extraordinary,” said Scott. “I’m honored to be given the opportunity to join the park’s outstanding team and partners to support our shared mission to conserve the diverse ecosystems, dynamic landscapes, and awe-inspiring experiences of this special place.”
Scott is moving to the Olympic Peninsula from coastal Georgia with his wife and two children. In their leisure time, Scott and his family enjoy outdoor activities, hiking, and spending time in national parks.
Ranger Jacobs began his new duties at the park on Nov. 16.