Police continue to reach out to teens

By Christy Hutchings - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – Savannah-Chatham Metro Police continue to reach out to area youth by starting up the Explorers Program again.

Monday Johnson High School students participating in the program had their first outing, giving them a little taste of what police officers do. First they watched officer's role playing utilizing simulation. Then the students ran through an obstacle course.

Cpl. Clarence Few with Savannah-Chatham Metro Police said this program is helping to bridge the gap between police and teens, and help start guiding teens in the right direction.

"When your reach a certain age you are at a crossroads, and you make decisions when you are at that age that could quite possibly affect the rest of your life, either in a negative fashion or in a positive fashion.  We want to give these kids positive enforcement and structure, training, while at this junction, so they can make the positive choices they need to make to be successful in life," said Cpl. Few.

The students will remain in the program throughout high school.

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