By Walter J. O’Neill, Jr
Long Branch – Police Explorers is a program designed to open young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20, who might have an interest in learning more about careers and opportunities in the field of law enforcement.
Corporal Kevin King of the Long Branch Police Department oversees Post 167, which was the badge number his older brother Detective Sergeant Patrick A. King, a 22-year veteran of the department, had when he killed in the line of duty on November 20, 1997.
Explorers are provided expert training in self-defense, traffic direction, and life guarding skills, EMS skills, firefighting techniques and a host of educational and judicial classes. It provides a look into the career of law enforcement, leadership roles and providing community service.
Post 167 of the Long Branch Police Explorers will volunteer and assist police at car shows, concerts, Oceanfest and many other in and out of town activities. There is a registration fee of $10 to join the Long Branch Police Explorers, uniforms are provided.
Long Branch has a few additional requirement besides the 14-20 age restriction. To be considered the applicant can’t have a criminal record. Have no affiliation with gangs or other criminal organizations. Each candidate must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher in high school or college.
Those who would like more information on this program can call 732-222-1000 and leave a message for Corporal King or stop at police headquarter and pick up an application from Kelly Hughes.
Find out more by reading this flyer:http://bit.ly/ExplorersAd
Download an application: http://bit.ly/ExplorersApp3