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’s Community Outreach Unit is now accepting applications through March 8, 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.

DETAILS:

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 16, 2024, and continue until November 5, 2024. (The program will restart in 2025)

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.

Completed Application Drop off sites or (email preferred):

D1 – Donaldsonville Business Office: 300 Houmas St., Donaldsonville, LA. 70346 Attn: Cpt. Tony Tureau

D2 – Gonzales Business Office: 13200 Airline Hwy, Gonzales LA. 70737 Attn: Cpt. Tony Tureau

D3 – Prairieville Business Office: 38567 Hwy 42, Prairieville LA. 70769 Attn: Cpt. Tony Tureau

HQ – Gonzales Business Office: 828 S. Irma Blvd, Gonzales LA. 70737 Attn: Cpt. Tony Tureau

Visit www.ascesnionsheriff.com/press-releases for a downloadable application. Email completed application to ttureau@ascensionsheriff.com. Qualifying applicants will be notified by March 15

For more information and questions, please email the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Community Outreach Unit at email: ttureau@ascensionsheriff.com