John White began his new assignment as the Chief of Visitor and Resource Protection at Niobrara National Scenic River. He is responsible for search and rescue, emergency services, and law enforcement on the Niobrara and brings over 27 years of National Park Service (NPS) Law Enforcement to his new job. His most recent assignment was as a Park Ranger in Colorado at Great Sand Dunes National Park. He replaces Jim Dahlstrom, who transferred to Glacier National Park earlier this spring.

“John brings a solid experience base and a good perspective about the appropriate role of law enforcement and the importance of good personal and community relations to his new job. Most importantly, John had no doubts about accepting the job here once it was offered,” stated Superintendent Thede. “I know he will be a great fit to Niobrara, the local community and people along the river corridor. He is a good listener and understands the unique relationships the NPS must foster with the diverse land owners, business owners, and interest groups that make up the environment of this national park site.”

John has two sons who are now in college and expects to be joined by his wife Bonnie sometime later this year.