The National Park Service (NPS) is asking for public comments on renewal of the United States Park Police Personal History Statement. Authorization for the form expires next Jan. 31 and NPS is asking the Office of Management & Budget for routine permission to continue using it and seeking public suggestions for improving the form.
For details, see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-29/html/2013-21092.htm. NPS made the request on Thursday, Aug. 29. You may sent comments until Oct. 28.
Applicants for park police jobs must complete the statement. It asks about all sorts of matters, including personal background information such as financial data, residence and military history, references, education, employment, driving records, criminal convictions, gambling, firearm permits, foreign languages, skills, hobbies, interests and whether the applicant has previously applied for a job at the Park Police or other law enforcement agencies.
NPS gets about 1,000 applicants a year and estimates it takes each one about eight hours to fill out the form.