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Originally published: 2014-03-24 09:15:13
Last modified: 2014-03-24 09:15:58

Police Explorers to host open house at Watauga High School

The Boone Police Explorers are conducting an open house event at 3:30 p.m.  on Friday, March 28, at Watauga High School.

The Police Explorers is a program for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 who have an interest in a career in law enforcement. 

The program is designed to expose young men and women to the various career opportunities available in law enforcement, while at the same time building education and hands on training that would benefit them in their career choices, according to a spokesman for the program.

Explorers learn in such fields as traffic investigation, communications, K-9, special operations, crime scene investigation and forensics.

Agencies from the Watauga County area will be on hand to answer questions about the Boone Police Explorer post.  

At the same time, visitors will have the opportunity to see the newest Boone Police Dodge Charger, as well as tactical vehicles from the Watauga County Sheriff's Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

The Boone Police Department sponsors the Boone Police Explorer Post and is assisted by various agencies throughout Watauga County.   

Since the introduction of the Boone Police Explorer program in 2001, more than one dozen explorers have advanced into the field of law enforcement.