Police Explorer Program for Native American Teens Planned

MAYETTA:  The Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribal Police Department is initiating an Explorer Program for young Native American people beween the ages of 14 and 20 (also must successfully have completed the 8th grade) who are interested in a career in law enforcement.

An informational session, including refreshments, is scheduled for Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Bingo Hall.  Interested persons are asked to RSVP by August 28 to Officer Matt Simpson at or by calling 785.966.3024 so enough food will be available.

Officer Simpson will be the lead instructor for the program designed to teach the skills necessary to become successful police officers in the future. Other goals of the program are to challenge young people to become responsible citizens of their communities and in the nation and to build lasting partnerships between community, school and law enforcement.

Classes will be held weekly and will include practical exercises related to the components of
how to conduct criminal investigations and to process crime scenes, administer first aid, and to use defensive tactics, and to enforce traffic regulations.  Fun activities are also planned that will include field trips, family cook outs, and other entertaining ways of building self confidence through the use of obstacle courses and other field games.

Nationally there are over 33,000 explorers and approximately 8,500 adult volunteers involved in Police Explorer Programs.

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