Council Rangers - what we do
The duties of council rangers can vary from council to council. In addition, the officers may have different position titles compared to a neighbouring council even if they are performing similar duties.
The following list provides a general guide on the duties of rangers:
- To deliver quality service in the areas of public order and safety
- To enforce relevant acts, regulations and local laws
- Investigate complaints and issue infringements or cautions
- Patrol streets and parking areas
- Issue notices to people in violation of the environmental protection regulations
- Catch stray and unregistered dogs
- Attend court to give evidence in support of any prosecutions
- Provide advice to the community
In regional areas, generalist rangers may have a broad spread of duties such as: parking patrol; animal control; illegal waste dumping; general environmental protection and; public safety and order. In rural areas rangers may also have other responsibilities such as dealing with the movement of stock such as sheep or cattle.