This year, the City of Carlsbad created a pilot ranger program to provide enhanced security and protection of the city’s trails, parks and protected open space areas. This is a summary of the program’s activities during its second quarter of operation. The time period includes Oct. 1 to Dec. 31.
The rangers coordinated with the Parks & Recreation, Fire, Community & Economic Development and Public Works departments on program design, patrol priorities and roles.
Also, the rangers met with trail volunteers to assess current needs and priorities.
Here is a snapshot of the second quarter
At the preserves, the rangers worked a total of 561 hours and made 2,353 public contacts.
Northwest Preserves – 53 hours and 134 contacts
Northeast Preserves – 212 hours and 1,064 contacts
Southwest Preserves – 184 hours and 895 contacts
Southeast Preserves – 112 hours and 260 contacts
At parks beaches and lagoons, the rangers made 497 public contacts.
This marks the second quarter of the Police Ranger program in the City of Carlsbad. They documented 2,850 contacts, a significant increase from the previous quarter. The majority of the Rangers’ time was spent in the preserve areas, particularly the Northeast and Southwest sectors.
The Rangers continue to extra patrol the preserves, parks, beaches, and lagoons and provide educational information on the program as well. Most of the issues they encountered this quarter were dogs off leash, trespassing, and litter/waste on the trail, but they also gave verbal and written warnings for illegal camping, illegal fishing, and dogs in prohibited areas.
Below is a list of calls for service that the Rangers responded to:
ASSIST FIRE DEPT
The community continues to respond with a highly positive reaction to the Ranger Program and the services the rangers have provided.