The Delaware State Police Explorers program will host open houses in September.
The program includes young men and women who have an interest in law enforcement. Explorers participate in fingerprinting young children at community events; work the missing children’s area at the state fair and other community events. The program also offers opportunities for the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, the Federal Leadership Academies and the Delaware State Police Cadet Program.
This program comprises high school and college students ages 14-20.
While in the program, explorers are taught police procedures, including fingerprinting, evidence collection and patrol procedures.
Other qualifications are: mature, clean cut, clean shaven, 2.0 and higher GPA and no criminal convictions.
Open house dates are:
— Troop 1, Wilmington: 7 p.m. Sept. 19 and Oct. 4 at Concord High School, 2501 Ebright Road, Wilmington.
— Troop 2: To be announced.
— Troop 3, Camden: 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at Troop 3, 3759 S. State St., Camden Wyoming.
— Troop 4, Georgetown: 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, 21911 Rudder Lane, Georgetown.
— Troop 5, Bridgeville: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Seaford High School, 399 Market St.
— Troop 6, Wilmington: 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at Troop 6, 3301 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington
— Troop 7, Lewes: 6 p.m. Oct. 4. at Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, 21911 Rudder Lane, Georgetown.
— Troop 9, Odessa: To be announced
Interested students should be prepared to submit a $50 program registration fee at the open house. Checks or cash accepted. Students will need a copy of the previous academic year’s grades and, if younger than 18, a parent or guardian signature.
For more, visit dsp.delaware.gov.