PARSIPPANY — The Parsippany Police Department would like to welcome students ages 14 to 20 to attend an open house for their new Exploring program.
Mayor James Barberio is proud to announce an exciting opportunity for Parsippany residents age 14 – 20 and their parents to learn about Parsippany’s upcoming Police Explorer program. As previously announced, the Explorer program gives young adults an opportunity to “explore” a possible career in law enforcement by working and training with members of the Parsippany police force. The program emphasizes academics, character development and self-discipline as well as encouragement to give back to the community.
Join members of the Parsippany police department on Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building located at 1001 Parsippany Boulevard in the Council Chambers.
The open house is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to join or learn more about the program. Refreshments will be served. Those interested should attend with a parent or guardian. Those attending should RSVP by June 7th at tinyurl.com/ParPoliceEx.
Law Enforcement Exploring exposes its members to various areas of the law enforcement field as well as community service details. Explorers learn and train in a para military setting with a post structure similar to a police department.
Explorers receive classroom instruction and hands-on training from law enforcement officers who are dedicated to working with young people. In addition, the officers arrange activities and trips, bring in guest speakers and act as positive role models, providing career counseling and mentoring.
Exploring is a worksite-based program of Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America, for young men and women who are 14 through 20 years old (15 through 21 in some areas). Exploring units, called “posts”, usually have a focus on a single career field, such as police, fire/rescue, emergency medical services, healthcare, law, aviation, engineering, or the like, and may be sponsored by a government or business entity.