The Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Explorer Post # 2236 is holding an Open House on September 21, 2011 at the Henry L. Hein Public Service Building located at 7480 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Suite 102 in Glen Burnie from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The program provides young adults the opportunity to become familiar with various phases of the department by joining its Law Enforcement Explorer program. The program is “Learning For Life’s” career education program that is catered toward young men and women who are 14 years old and have completed the eighth grade or who are 15 to 20 years old.
The goal of Exploring is to provide youth with experiences and outlets that allow them to mature into responsible adults. Through the activities in the program, young adults gain independence, confidence and leadership skills. Furthermore, they are faced with decision-making challenges that make them choose between right and wrong and ultimately develop the character that will be needed to attain success in their future career paths.
The objectives of the Anne Arundel County Police Department are to utilize this program to further its tenet of community-oriented policing, a philosophy that the police and community must work together to solve problems in the community, to use the program as a recruitment tool to identify future candidates for positions in the department and to assist the department through the volunteer efforts of the participants. By participating in the program, young people are able to gain first hand knowledge of the police department and knowledge is the key to achieving personal and public safety.
Participants in the program will gain insight into many different aspects of the police department including criminal law, traffic law, crime prevention, traffic control, criminal investigation and hostage negotiation with an emphasis on developing team building skills. Opportunities will also be available for ride-a-longs, group competitions and volunteering at police events and details. Interested individuals should be residents of Anne Arundel County, have an interest in some facet of law enforcement as a potential career, have no criminal background and be willing to be challenged in career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education and leadership experience.
For additional information please contact Officer Jim McDermott at 410-222-8999 or via email at [email protected].