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Will unarmed park rangers make Cal Anderson safer?
SEATTLE -- The city plans to hire two full-time park rangers to patrol Cal Anderson Park and Occidental Square in the wake of recent violent incidents that have left some park users fearing for their safety. Mayor Mike McGinn and Interim Police Chief Jim Pugel made the announcement to hire two new workers at city hall Thursday. The unarmed parks employees will work "closely" with Seattle police in order to impose park rules and help keep the parks safe, Parks Security Supervisor Corby Christensen said.