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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Public Relations Division

Email:     ablakeway@kennerpd.com  

Office:    (504) 712-2244

Date:      February 17, 2011

 

Open House in April for Law

 

 Enforcement Exploring Program

KENNER — The Kenner Police Department will host an open house at the Kenner Police Complex on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for prospective members of their Law Enforcement Exploring Program.

 

Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway and the KPD Community Relations Division are encouraging teens and young adults, ages 13 - 21, to take part in the KPD Law Enforcement Exploring Program.  The program is a great opportunity to see what law enforcement is all about and to “explore” the possibility of entering into a law enforcement career.  The Explorers receive regular instruction about police department operations, volunteer their time to help at various police department and community events and participate in social activities.

Explorers from the Kenner Police Department attend a yearly academy in Gulfport, MS., which is a condensed form of the regular police academy.  During the academy, Explorers attend courses to learn about areas of the police department, such as criminal law, self-defense, crime scene investigations, report writing, traffic, narcotics and the K-9 Unit.  They even learn how to apprehend a subject while on bicycle patrol, how to conduct a traffic stop and how to handle firearms and shoot live ammunition at a range.  At the end of the academy, awards are presented to Explorers with the highest grade point average in each area of study and those with the best performance in physical fitness activities.

The program is educational, fun and encourages high standards for teens.  Potential Explorers must have worthy academic and personal records in order to be accepted into the program.

More information:  For more information on the KPD Explorer Program and to sign up for the open house, please contact the KPD Community Relations Division at (504) 712-2395 or jvirgil@kennerpd.com.

 

-KPD-

                                     

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