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Explorer Program Provides Recruitment Information

 


The Culver City Police Department is looking for new recruit

s for its Explorer Program.

This youth program is designed to provide young men and w

omen, between the ages of 14-

19, with life skills, character education and leadership exp

erience to become a productive

member of society in addition to having the opportunity

to start a future career in law

enforcement.

Culver City Police Explorers will receive the highest level of

law enforcement instruction an

d

hands

-on experience such as participating in ride-alongs and assi

sting Culver City Police

Officers with their duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be between the ages of 14-

19

Applicants must maintain at least a

C

average in school (GPA: 2.0 or better)

Applicants must have good moral character without any ser

ious arrest record

Applicants must be in good physical health

Applicants must pass a background investigation

Applicants must pass an oral interview

Applicants must complete the Basic Explorer Academy

Basic Explorer Academy:

The next Basic Explorer Academy Orientation and Registration

will be held at the Los

Angeles County Sheriff

s Department Training Center in Whittier. Instruction tenta

tively

begins on August 27 and will be held on each subsequent

Saturday for the following 18

weeks. Full participation is mandatory. Transportation to/

from the Academy will be provided

from the Culver City Police Department. Fee: $55

Participation:

Explorers attend bi-monthly meetings year round that are d

esigned to continue the Explorer

s development in life skills, character education and leade

rship experience. The meetings

will consist of lectures, demonstrations, physical training, te

amwork, and leadership

development activities related to law enforcement. Explore

rs will also train in law

enforcement tactics to compete against other Explorer programs

in various national

competitions.

Upon completion of the Basic Explorer Academy, Explorers have t

he opportunity to work

alongside Culver City Police Officers during special events, a

ssist with duties around the

station, participate in ride-alongs, field trips, and earn

community service credit.

Costs:

Basic Explorer Academy: $55

Learning for Life Membership: $24 annually

Full Uniform: about $150 A Parent and Explorer Recru

it

For further information,please contact Sergeant Dan Sukal (310

-253-6316) or visit the

Culver City Police Department website (http://www.culvercityp

d.org/explorer.html).

Applications are available for download from the website a

nd are reviewed on a first come

basis.

 

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