- Wednesday August 29th, 2012 :: 02:01 p.m. PDT
Compton Station Explorers earn trip to San Francisco.
Soon after Compton Station open its doors in the fall of 2000, Explorer Post 1019 was conceived to attract Compton’s youth wishing to get involved in helping the community and learn about law enforcement. Explorers assist regular Deputy Sheriff’s and perform non-hazardous duties such as report writing, crowd control, parade assistance and attend other city/county events. Most of the Compton Station Explorers are honor students and devote a lot of hours to the program. This past years graduating class included three Explorers who are attending college or the Armed Forces. Based on their hard work and efforts to the City of Compton and Compton Station nine youth were rewarded to a week-long educational trip to San Francisco the week of August 12th.
During the week the youth and deputy chaperons visited Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Maritime Museum, Coit Tower, Lombard Street (The windiest street in America), “The Presidio” and rode the famous cable cars.
Additionally, they attended a Giants game at AT&T Park and met their Explorer counter parts from South San Francisco Police Department.
Youth ages 14-20 may become involved in the Explorer program which is affiliated with Boy Scouts of America. Explorers attend a semester long academy at the Sheriff’s Department training facility in Whittier and receive up to 5 high school credits. For further information on the program please contact Deputy Rayas at (310) 605-6578.
LASD - Compton Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
301 South Willowbrook Avenue
Compton, CA 90220
Deputy Irma Rayas