San Angelo Police Department Renews Youth Explorer Program
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Being a law enforcement officer is hard work and it's not for everyone. The San Angelo Police Department Thursday held a program aimed at helping young people who are interested in a career in law enforcement.
SAPD Sgt. Tim Coffman said, "This evening we're trying to restart our explorer program through the Boy Scouts of America to pursue a career in law enforcement."
The San Angelo Police Department is working to relaunch its Law Enforcement Explorer Program — which is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 8th grade through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.
The Department hosted an open house Thursday evening at the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division located at 505 S. Chadbourne Street, explaining the Explorer Program to perspective applicants.
The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship, patriotism, and community service.
If you know of anyone between the ages of 14 and 20 who is considering a law enforcement career, please inform them of this meeting or have them contact Sgt. Tim Coffman with the San Angelo Police Department Community Services Division at (325) 481-2709.