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Las Vegas police seek teens, young adults for Explorer Program

Las Vegas police are seeking young adults interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement.

Metro is accepting applications to the department’s Explorer Program, in which older teens and young adults will learn what it takes to be a police officer, how to process crime scenes, and how to take emergency phone calls, the department said in a release Thursday.

The Explorer Program is a branch of the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life program, which was developed to help build good moral character, promote good citizenship and to develop personal and mental fitness, the release said.

Those interested in applying must be between 16 and 20 1/2 years old, of good moral character and with no felony convictions, according to the release. Applicants cannot have lengthy criminal histories and they must pass a police background check. They also must be motivated and willing to volunteer, Metro said.

Instructions and applications are available at www.LVMPDExplorers.com and www.lvmpd.com. The department will stop accepting applications Jan. 28, or after the first 200 applications have been submitted.

Contact Kimber Laux at klaux@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lauxkimber.

 

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