Lake Metroparks announced recently that former Mentor Police Chief Daniel Llewellyn has been named chief ranger for the park system.
His main duties will include overseeing the operation of the park district's ranger department, which provides safety, security and protection for visitors, according to a Metroparks news release. The department also conducts patrols, investigations, education programs and crime prevention.
"Lake Metroparks is extremely fortunate to benefit from Dan's wisdom and experience," said Executive Director Paul Palagyi. "He is a respected leader, with an impeccable three-decade law enforcement career encompassing financial and personnel management, innovative programs and community involvement."
Llewellyn retired at the end of 2012 after nearly 34 years of service. He was named chief in 2003.
"I'm very excited about joining such a professional organization," Llewellyn said in the statement. "I was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and grew up hunting and fishing. I also like to golf and have always embraced the