FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Andrea Imms, KPD Public Relations
Office: (504) 712-2244
Date: July 7, 2011
Open House in September for Law Enforcement
Police Department will host an open house at the Kenner Police
Complex on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
for prospective members of their Law Enforcement Exploring
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
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
Explorers from the Kenner Police
Department attend a yearly academy in Gulfport, MS., which is a condensed form of
the regular police academy.
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
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.
For more information on the KPD Explorer Program and to sign up
for the open house, please contact Community Relations Officer
James Virgil at (504) 712-2395 or