Policy development and administration require dedicated efforts, sharing for information, debating, and negotiating the policy content, and allocating of resources to ensure policies are administered and maintained efficiently.
As a Policy Analyst with the National Park Service (NPS) within the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), develop a policy memorandum that addresses the regulatory mandates for fire protection within the national parks across the southern states within the United States. Your memorandum should address three areas of your choice, and then explain why it is important to promote and ensure the delivery of adequate fire protection training for employees and warning systems for state residents. Be sure you consider the policy cycle when writing your policy memorandum. Your policy memorandum should address the following:
- Identify the mission of the Department of Interior and the National Park Service.
- Illustrate the importance of policy mandates in public organizations, including limitations, benefits, and challenges.
- Explain why it is important that NPS agency staff have adequate training regarding fire protection.
- Evaluate current NPS fire policies and assess for efficiency.
Length: 2-pages, not including title and reference pages.
References: Include a minimum of 3 scholarly resources.
Your policy memorandum should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect graduate-level writing and APA standards