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KPD accepting applications for Police Explorer program

LIHUE – The Kauai Police Department is accepting applications to its Police Explorer program, a program for young adults interested in a career in law enforcement.

The Explorer program is open to males and females who are at least 14 years of age and have completed the eighth grade through age 20. High School students must have at least a “C” average in school, and all applicants must be committed to attending monthly meetings and activities throughout the year.

Explorers will gain exposure to various careers in criminal justice through hands-on learning. Activities will include patrol ride-alongs, physical fitness, rappelling, and community service, as well as training in self-defense, criminal investigations, traffic control and many other areas.

“Many of our Explorers have gone on to become Kauai police officers, so we are very excited to revitalize this program,” said Assistant Police Chief Michael Contrades.

To download an application, visit www.kauai.gov/police and click on the “Explorer Program” tab. Applications can be submitted to the Kauai Police Department Police Explorers Program, 3990 Kaana Street, Ste. 200, Lihue, 96766. Applications can also be submitted via email to tsakaguchi@kauai.gov.

Info: www.kauai.gov/police or call Officer Troy Sakaguchi at 241-1647.

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