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SCMPD relaunching Police Explorer Program for teens, young adults

(Source: SCMPD) (Source: SCMPD)
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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is relaunching its Police Explorer Program.

The objective is to teach young adults in the community about leadership, law enforcement and problem-solving.

The Explorer Program is an interactive, career education program of Learning for Life, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America. Explorers will learn how to conduct a traffic stop, investigate a crime scene, ride along with officers, learn about the history of policing and much more.

"It's also to offer them an alternative then being part of a gang, they become a part of this organization and learn what it is to be in law enforcement and what we do day in and day out," said Lieutenant Keith Edwards, SCMPD.

The program is for ages 14-20. Families are invited to attend an information session on Thursday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at SCMPD Police Headquarters on Habersham Street.

The Explorer Program will begin on May 15.

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