How to Get a Job Promotion at Metro Parks
Serving Summit County in Four Easy Steps!
Step One: Violate Multiple Codes of Conduct as outlined in Metro Parks Ranger Manual, plus Ohio State Laws (Evidence Tampering, Criminal Damage to Property, Obstruction, etc.), as well as possible Federal violations March 1, 2004.
From Metro Parks Chief Ranger Ray Dickson's Report of Investigation regarding the actions of deer killer Anthony DeNicola and rangers Dave Rankin and Justin Simon:
"Denicola apologized about how things turned out on the cameras. He said he didn't want Dave (Rankin) and Justin (Simon) to get into trouble"…
"Denicola said he came into the ranger office and talked with Rankin and Simon about the threats and danger to themselves and the 'the decision was made to erase the cameras'."
Step Two: Apply for Promotion April 21, 2004: Assistant Area Manager
Step Three: Attend a Disciplinary meeting following an Internal Investigation April 23, 2004.
Receive disciplinary sanctions for "serious misconduct in violating established work practices, policies and procedures". The following codes were cited:
1.0 HONESTY/TRUTHFULNESS The ranger has a duty to honestly carry out his duties, and in all matters, be truthful.
3.0 DUTY TO ACT The ranger has an affirmative duty to take appropriate action in any case of violation of laws or of Park Rules and Regulations.
3.1 DUTY TO SAFEGUARD PERSONS OR PROPERTY The Ranger has a duty to safeguard the person of anyone whom he has arrested and the property of such persons.
3.2 SECURING OF PROPERTY The Ranger shall take appropriate steps to secure any property which comes into his control.
Step Four: Following two days off without pay, Dave Rankin receives confirmation of promotion to Assistant Area Manager April 29, 2004.
NOTE TO SELF: File this under OUTRAGEOUS!