Are you a student age 14-20?
Do you have an interest in a Law Enforcement career?
The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office will be hosting a Tippecanoe County Explorers Post open house on Monday, May 14th from 6:30p-7:30p. At this meeting, you will meet some of the Adult Leadership and current Explorer Members who will acquaint you with the Exploring program and answer any questions you and/or your parents may have regarding the activities and information provided by this program.
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I invite you to become a member of the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office Explorer program. Exploring is a co-ed program open to students that are between the ages of 14 – 20 who have completed the eighth grade. The purpose of this program is to provide you with information about careers in all types of law enforcement, to answer any questions you may have regarding the profession, to participate in hands-on projects demonstrating law enforcement principles, and to give back to your community through leader guided service projects. Join us for activities in crime scene investigation, patrol techniques, fingerprinting, K-9 handling, firearms handling and safety, and much more!
This program is a year round program and will meet twice a month on Monday evenings in addition to any specifically scheduled activity dates. An informational meeting will be held on Monday, May 14th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Tippecanoe County Law Enforcement Building located at 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette. At this meeting you will meet some of the Adult Leadership and current Explorer Members who will acquaint you with the Exploring program and answer any questions you and/or your parents may have regarding the activities and information provided by this program.
Should you wish to apply for participation in the program, you will be asked to write a one-page essay expressing your interest in law enforcement, outlining your passion for the career, why you want to participate in this program, and what you hope to learn. Applicants are also asked to provide one letter of recommendation by a non-family member and two other references who may be contacted regarding your application. Applicants will need to fill out a personal information form (available at open house or upon request) and mail, or deliver it, along with your essay and references to Explorer Post 2352, 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette, IN 47904. There is much interest in this program and spots are limited, so please mail back or deliver your signed registration form and essay post marked no later than May 28th.
Students selected must successfully pass a background check with the Sheriff’s Office to take part in this program. Interviews for selection to the Post will be conducted on June 4th.
If you have any questions, please contact Deputy Aaron Gilman with the Exploring program at (765) 423-9388 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost for the program is a $30.00 annual fee.
Sheriff Barry Richard