Larry Morgan Cheif Deputy General Counsel
Kelly Hickok

“There is no end to the variety of law enforcement we provide or the significant role we play in protecting the State of Florida, its people and the reason that most people adore our state — the environment.”

~ Kelly Hickok

Kelly Hickok
Law Enforcement Officer at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Division of Law Enforcement, Key Biscayne
 

Working as a State Law Enforcement Officer for the Department of Environmental Protection at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park brings with it a great sense of pride. No other job in the state could possibly offer the unique opportunities that this one does.

I may be patrolling in a traditional sense in my patrol car one hour and be on the beach with an All Terrain Vehicle the next. There is no end to the variety of law enforcement we provide or the significant role we play in protecting the State of Florida, its people and the reason that most people adore our state — the environment.

In summer, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is literally a microcosm of Miami. The people with whom we interact can be a typical family, or at times, the criminal element. Law enforcement can range from burglaries, disturbances and warrants to traffic violations or destruction of park resources. During winter, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park can be a trip around the world. People literally come from all over the world to visit the park and its historical resources.

The most interesting aspect of my work is that it covers the entire gamut of law enforcement. The quality of the environment I work in and the quality of the people I work with make the job rewarding — all of us protecting and working for a better Florida.