Jackson Police Starting Explorer Program
The Jackson Police Department announced Thursday that it is starting a program for older teen to join the department as Explorers. The program is open to young men and women ages 17 to 20 and will offer them classroom and hands-on police academy training. The Explorer program is meant to train young people interested in law enforcement careers, as well as help develop leadership skills and good citizenship. “I think that it is a mutual benefit between the police officers and the young people that take part in the program,” said Officer Allen Randolph of the Jackson Police Department. “It gives them a chance to actually interact with the police officers and it gives the police officers a chance to get back in touch with the public.” Explorers will meet every week for two and a half hours and learn all aspects of law enforcement. An orientation meeting is scheduled for next Thursday evening, October 13 at the Jackson Police Department.