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Arcadia Police on the Hunt for a Few Good Explorers

Attend the Arcadia Police Department's Explorer Program open house Saturday.

The Arcadia Police Department is looking for young men and women, ages 14 to 20-years-old, who live in the San Gabriel Valley area and are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

The "Learning for Life" division of The Boy Scouts of America developed its Explorer Division for career-oriented young adults. Members of the Explorer Program are referred to as "Explorers" as the program is distinctively different from scouting. Members are actively engaged in variety of exploring activities of which are developed and supervised by local law enforcement agencies. The program is co-educational and each member works alongside professional and experienced law enforcement personnel.

Explorer Post #101 is sponsored by the Arcadia Police Department as a community-based policing program. This highly successful program is designed to educate and involve young men and women in day-to-day police operations. The program also serves to increase interest in law enforcement functions and encourage individuals to seek a rewarding career path in the field of public safety.

As an Explorer, young adults will have the opportunity to assist the Arcadia Police Department in various community events such as parades, health fairs, and concerts. Explorers will assist the Department with tasks related to various operational and administrative functions, and during times of emergency such as wind storms or other natural disasters. Through participation in the Department’s Ride-A-Long Program, individuals will also broaden their knowledge of jobs skills, obtain greater understanding of police work, and gain insight into the daily challenges of police work. In addition, Explorers will be given the opportunity to give of themselves to the community and build lifelong positive attributes.

For questions or more information, contact Detective Walter Ashby, (626) 574-5188.

If You Go:

WHERE:
Arcadia Police Department
250 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91007

WHEN:
Saturday, November 10
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
*Parent orientation 3-5 p.m.

From an Arcadia Police Department press release.

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