Greenwich Police Hosts Programs for Middle & High School Students


By Richard Kaufman

The Greenwich Police Department is hosting two Law Enforcement Exploring Programs for middle school and high school students.

Law Enforcement Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 6th grade through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.

The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities.

Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.

The GPD supports two explorer programs for youth. Law Enforcement Explorer Post No. 45 provides high school students with activities throughout the year. Some of the additional opportunities attendees may participate in include the Cadet Police Academy, National Police Explorer Conference, and the Connecticut Police Cadet Stations Day.

For middle school students, The Greenwich Police Youth Citizens Police Academy is a week long program offered each June. The YCPA, now in its 5th year, allows participants to experience some of the challenges that go into police training. Physical fitness, forensics and marine enforcement are just a few of the activities offered.

For more information on Greenwich Police Explorer programs, contact Sgt. John Thorme at (203) 622-3660

About Author: Richard Kaufman

Richard Kaufman, general assignment reporter at the Sentinel, graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in journalism/communications. Having grown up in nearby Westchester County, Richard is familiar with the area and everything it has to offer. To get in contact with Richard, you can email him at richard@greenwichsentinel.com

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