Don’t miss this outstanding park profession conference and training provided at the Park Law Enforcement Association's 2021 Annual Conference. Next March Arkansas State Parks will be hosting our annual training conference at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View Arkansas about 2 hours north of Little Rock. PLEA Board members have developed an outstanding training agenda for Park Professionals attending the conference. This will be a another good networking opportunity for you the learn what other agencies have done to address the global Covid-19 pandemic. We all learn from each other.
PLEA Annual Training Conference
March 2 - 4, 2021
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Mountain View, Arkansas
Sunday, February 28
Trout fishing on the White River. Details to be announced.
Monday, March 1
9 AM - 3 PM – Board of Directors Meeting – PLEA Executive Board and Board Members. Open to all PLEA members.
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM – Early Arrival Activity
4:00 AM -7:00 PM – Registration in Cabin office.
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM – Networking Social – Cabin Office
Tuesday, March 2
6:30 AM -7:45 AM- Breakfast
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM – Registration and Meet & Greet – Administration office lobby.
8:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies. Welcome by PLEA President and Host Agency. Administration office/small auditorium.
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM – Archaeological Theft – Brandon Bland – U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Administration/small auditorium.
10:30 AM – Morning Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Norfork National Fish Hatchery – Administration/small auditorium.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Lunch (On your own)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM – Shooting Tactics for the Lone Natural Resource Officer, Live Fire Activity on the Shooting Ranger – Ed Thomas, Brad DePriest and Lt. Mark Caughlan.
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM – Networking Social – Cabin Office
Wednesday, March 3
Field Trip Day to Blanchard Springs Caverns and Norfork National Fish Hatchery
6:30 a.m. - 7:45 - Breakfast (On your own).
7:45 AM Meet at the Cabin Office for bus transportation. Please be on time as we have a tight schedule to keep.
5:00 PM - Arrive back at Ozark Folk Center State Park.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Awards Banquet – The Skillet Restaurant. Dinner is Provided.
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM – Networking Social – Cabin Office
Thursday, March 4
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM - Breakfast (Shoreline Restaurant) – On your own.
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Emotional Intelligence and Police Force Options – Texas Parks and Wildlife Officer Robert Enckhausen.
12:00 PM -1:30 PM - Lunch (On your own)
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Maximizing Staffing Efficiencies – Hugo McPhee, Chief Ranger Three Rivers Parks District.
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM - Networking Social – Cabin Office
Friday, March 5
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM - Breakfast
11 AM Checkout
Just call Ozark Folk Center State Park to make reservations: 870-269-3851
Address is: 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR 72560