HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Kids in Hubbard have a new way to get involved with their community.
It is called the Police Explorer program and it gives them a taste of what it is like to be a law enforcement officer. Monday was the swearing-in ceremony for five Explorers and five advisers.
Boys and girls ages 14 through 20 can learn leadership skills and police techniques in the program. It also helps show them the morals and ethics it takes to be police officers.
“It already gets my foot in the door, plus I can get into contact with troopers a lot easier through this program to learn what it is really like with their agency. I also love dealing with people and by doing this, I will get to deal with all sorts of people and I like helping,” Kenny Romo, 16, said.
“Working with kids every day, it is nice to see the impact you can have on the youth, so it is my favorite part of the job,” Hubbard patrolman Jeremy Mohorick said.
The Police Explorer program has been in the works for several months. It includes courses on firearm safety, criminal and traffic law, and physical fitness.