Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office News Release - October 1, 2012:
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office will host a Law Enforcement Explorer Post open house on October 10, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center located at 1901 Lynch Rd for any eligible young men and women ages 16-20, as well as their families.
Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences leadership opportunities and community service activities.
The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation. During the open house, potential post members will have the opportunity to observe just a sample of what they will see and experience throughout their experience with the law enforcement explorer post program.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Officer Explorer Post will be open to young men and women ages 16 through 20 years old that are enrolled in high school with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of law enforcement.
Agencies from federal, state and local levels coordinate the Law Enforcement Exploring programs throughout the United States. The majority of the community programs are managed by local police departments, including sheriffs, chiefs of police and state police.
Nationally, over 33,000 explorers participate in Law Enforcement Exploring. The program highlights include: The National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academies, ride-alongs, career achievement awards, National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference and scholarship opportunities.
Youth will develop leadership skills and will be provided with improved self-confidence, leadership experience and social network development, fun and exciting "hands-on" career experiences, community service opportunities, college and career readiness preparation and team building.
Law Enforcement Career Exploring posts typically meet on a monthly basis during the school year. Most programs parallel the high school calendar and begin in the fall. There are a number of programs that start at other times during the year to meet the needs of the host organization and participants Programs are flexible enough to fit in with other activities.
The cost to participate in the program is $21.25. The fee registers each youth in the National Learning for Life program until February 28, 2014 and covers each participant with accident and sickness insurance at all Explorer Post activities Special activities, events, leadership academies and conferences may cost more and will be determined in future meetings.
Members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office will have flyers for the Law Enforcement Explorer Post #82 at the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office tent located at Franklin Street and 11th Avenue during the 91st Annual West Side Nut Club Fall Festival.
For more information contact Lt. Jim Martin at (812)421-6263 or email him at email@example.com. You may also follow the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Explorer Post on Twitter @LEPost82. For more information on Explorer Posts, visit www.learningforlife.org/exploring