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Wilton Youth Can Learn About Police Work

WILTON, Conn. – Is your child interested in law enforcement? The Wilton Police Explorers can help them learn about what it means to be an officer.

The program is run with the Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life, and hosted by the Wilton Police Department . Boys and girls ages 14 to 20 meet weekly during the school year to learn about and train for different law enforcement scenarios.

In the past, the Explorers have worked with the Wilton Police on such duties as performing traffic director or doing general security at townwide events, including the Fourth of July fireworks.

The Explorers have attended the National Law Enforcement Explorers Conference in the past and are fundraising to go again this year. The money raised would also go toward new uniforms and equipment as well as general expenses.

At the national conference, the members have the opportunity to compete against others from around the country and to attend seminars offered by agencies, including the FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

“Trips such as this are funded solely by donations made to the Wilton Police Explorers as well as the Explorers themselves,” said Officer Richard Ross, the school resource officer.

For more in formation about the Explorers program, contact Officer Ross at the Wilton Police Department at 203-834-6260.

To donate to the program, send checks made out to Wilton Police Explorers to: Wilton Police Explorers, 240 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897.

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