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Sandy Springs GA Police Department
Friday December 3rd, 2010 :: 10:29 a.m. EST

SANDY SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT is looking for Police Explorers!!

Sandy Springs Police Department Explorer Post 59 is a program for young men and women interested in learning about careers in law enforcement. Explorers learn about career opportunities and duties in a classroom environment and through actual hands-on field experiences. Meeting presentations include training on police duties, forensic sciences, self-defense, investigations, and firearms.

The Sandy Springs Police Explorer Unit is a auxiliary unit of the Sandy Springs Police Department assigned to the Community Outreach division along with the Sandy Springs Police Department's citizen academy. By being part of the Community Outreach Unit the unit strives to help the Sandy Spring communities in safety related issues such as security issues at special events, and assisting with community improvement efforts.

The Sandy Springs Explorers meet every Thursday night at 6:00pm until 9:00pm for uniform inspection, training, discussions, and planning of many different projects and events Explorers participate in all year long. Members of the Explorer Post direct traffic at parades and other special events, help search for missing children, assist on routine patrol, help with duties in the police department, assist in the Sandy Springs Municipal Court, conduct tours of the police department, and most importantly assist with community outreach efforts in Sandy Springs communities.

The Exploring program is an official program of the Sandy Springs Police Department, designed by the Boy Scouts of America to show young men and women what a career in law enforcement is about. By seeing what the career is like at an early age, they can decide if that is what they want to pursue when they graduate high school and start college. We expose the Explorers to different law enforcement careers in order to
give them a wider selection to choose from. Future members will gone on to be officers, reserve officers, and federal law enforcement officers.

Interested teenagers can join the Sandy Springs Explorers by being between the ages of 14 and 21, being in high school or college with at least a "C+" or 2.50 grade point average, being in good standing with all Sandy Springs Police Officers and civilian employees, and must be free of any criminal record.

please contact the post advisors if interested:

Sandy Springs GA Police Department
7840 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 770-551-6900

David Johns
Community Affairs Unit

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