By KAROLYN GEPHART
Eight members of Pearland Police Department Explorers have been chosen to compete in the 2017 Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association State Explorer Competition this summer.
In July, the group will compete against other Explorer groups from across the state, being tested on a variety of police-related topics that include: building searches, crime scene searches, accident investigation and felony traffic stops.
The program is run by City of Pearland staff in the Community Outreach Division of the Pearland Police Department.
The Explorers Program has young adults (ages 14 to 21) learn about the criminal justice system through training, competitions, practical experiences, and other activities.
The program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.
This program, which was formerly offered by the City, was recently resurrected as a part of the division’s focus on building strong partnerships with residents, civic organizations, community leaders, school officials and local businesses to meet the ever-changing law enforcement needs of the community.
For more information about the Community Outreach Division and the Pearland Police Department Explorers go to www.pearlandtx.gov.