Yesterday I completed the required ride-a-long with the Montgomery County Park Police for the park patrol training I'm working on getting into. It was pretty uneventful and much more laid back then I expected though this time of year they said is understandably quiet in the parks since it's so cold.
After a couple of brief things Officer Crystal and I met another officer (Maark?) for a scouting hike of an area frequented by some local deer poachers. Just a few hundred yards from some expensive homes and a golf course. Pretty ballsy if you ask me. We managed to find about a half a dozen tree stands built in the area and saw more deer then I've seen in Greenbelt since I moved here.
All in all pretty low key but enjoyable. I think the patrol program should be pretty interesting and I found out that Fairland which is so local to me is actually part of the Montgomery County jurisdiction so I can patrol their when I can't make it further out. Sweet.