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    Police Explorers Program

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    What is The Police Explorer program?

    The Police Explorer program is a “learning for life” career education program for young men and women who are 14, and have completed the eighth grade, or 14 through 21 years old.

    What five areas is the program is based on?

    The program is based on career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.

    What is the purpose of this program?

    The program's purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. This program guides the explorers to understand the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities. Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities.

    What is the result of this program?

    The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, growth, and development. The hope is that the explorers choose a career in law enforcement.

    When was the first Police Explorer program established?

    The New Haven Police Explorers Post 300 was established on December 1st 2008.

    How can these programs get started?

    Local community organizations initiate an explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community.

    Who can I contact if I am interested in becoming an Explorer?

    If you are interested in becoming an Explorer, please contact the Youth Services Coordinator, Sgt. Elisa Tuozzoli, at (203) 946-2888.

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