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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:      1/7/2015

 Kenner Police Department to Host Open House in January for Explorer Program

 Kenner - The Kenner Police Department will be hosting an open house Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. for its Law Enforcement Explorer Program.   Location will be the Kenner Police Department, located at 500 Veterans Boulevard, in Kenner. 

 The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is for teenagers aged 13 to 16 years old.  The Explorer Program is a great opportunity for teens to learn what law enforcement is all about! 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.   Itís also a great way for students to receive community service hours for school. 

 During a week each summer, Explorers attend a condensed form of a police academy. A typical day in the academy begins with an early morning workout consisting of running, calisthenics, stretching, push-ups and sit ups. Explorers then attend training in such topics as criminal law, self defense, and crime scene investigation, report writing, traffic, narcotics and the K-9 Unit. Explorers even learn how officers apprehend a subject while on bicycle patrol, how to conduct a traffic stop, and how to handle firearms and to shoot live ammunition at a weapons range. At the end of the academy, awards are presented to Explorers with the highest grade point average in each area of study and best performance in physical fitness activities.

 Kenner Police Explorers volunteer to direct traffic and monitor crowds for safety at various local events. They also participate in the New Orleans Area Boy Scouts camping event at Camp Salmen in Klin, Mississippi. During that event, Explorers direct traffic and conduct safety patrols. In addition, the Explorers make appearances as McGruff at events such as National Night Out Against Crime.       

The program is educational, fun, and encourages the development of high standards for teens. Potential Explorers must have worthy academic and personal records in order to be accepted in the program. Teens are encouraged to speak with a parent or guardian about this opportunity. For more information, or to apply to the program, please contact the KPD Community Relations Division at (504) 712-2395 or Officer James Virgil via email at jvirgil@kennerpd.com.   

 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

 
 
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