OWASSO - The Owasso Police Department is currently recruiting for its inaugural Owasso Police Explorer Program.
The program is open to young men and women in Owasso and surrounding areas, ages 14-20, who have completed the eighth grade.
In association with the Boys Scouts of America and Law Enforcement Explorers, OPD Chief of Police Scott Chambless said the program's intent to foster relationships with local youth and the community.
Our hope is to find student to enter the program who have an interest in having a career in law enforcement or criminal justice and provide a good foundation for them,” Chambless said. ”But this program is for anyone, and we hope to provide leadership skills and character development.
Throughout the program, participants will see firsthand the role of an police officer and even have hands-on opportunities to contribute themselves.
“Once they have reached a certain point in their training, they will be able to assist in certain public events, such as parades, to help with parking and traffic and even provide an extra set of eyes for security purposes,” he said.
The program is set to begin this summer. A series of introductory meetings have been scheduled, the first of which is scheduled for May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Owasso Police Department. Further information about the application process will be made available then.
For more information, contact Officer Ben Wolery at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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