APSO launches new Explorers program aimed to give teens inside look into law enforcement.

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is now
accepting applications through March 31, for the Explorers Program, a new initiative
designed to offer youth ages 14-18 residing in Ascension Parish training and experience
in basic law enforcement. Explorers will learn about the law, law enforcement
techniques, and organizational skills. Classes will include shooting range education, K9
operations, traffic safety, self-defense, first aid/CPR, crime scenes, and SWAT team.
Explorers will have the opportunity to work on both team and individual assignments to
help improve teamwork skills and self-confidence.

What: APSO Explorers Program. *This is an extension of our Junior Deputies program.
When: Explores will meet every third Tuesday from 6pm-8pm. Classes begin Tuesday,
April 19, 2022, and continue until November 1, 2022. (The program will restart in 2023)
Where: Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Range, 9134 S. Saint Landry Road,
Gonzales, LA. 70737.
Why: Our goal is to provide youth with skills they can use to maintain a high standard of
discipline, respect, honor, and dedication to excellence in all areas of their lives.

Pick up and Return all Completed Applications to:
Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Range,
9134 S. Saint Landry Road,
Gonzales, LA. 70737 Attn: Brett.

Visit www.ascesnionsheriff.com/press-releases for a downloadable application.
Email completed application to bweinberger@ascensionsheriff.com
For more information, please call the Ascension Parish Sheriffs Community Outreach
Division at 225-621-8361, or email bweinberger@ascensionsheriff.com