TCSO hosting 'Explorers' open house

During the open house, potential explorers will meet with adult leadership and current explorers.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 6:48 AM
Updated: Nov 11, 2019 6:59 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office is offering a sneak peak into a law enforcement career.

Happening Monday, the office is hosting the Tippecanoe Explorers open house. It's a co-ed program that teaches what it takes to have a career in law enforcement.

It's open to students between the ages of 14 and 20 who have finished eighth grade. During the open house, potential explorers will meet with adult leadership and current explorers. They'll answer any questions about the program. 

Deputy Beth Kidwell said it can make a lasting impact.

"It gives them a bit of a different perspective on what we do on a daily basis," said Kidwell. "It might change their view if they ever get approached by somebody that's anti-law enforcement or if they might have an encounter with law enforcement."

Kidwell said some of the open house activities will give an up close look at what it takes to be an explorer.

"We are going to have our 'Shoot, Don't Shoot' simulator going," said Kidwell. "Our very own youth explorers are going to be doing some handcuffing drills to show anybody that's even potentially interested in seeing what we do at our meetings." 

The open house is Monday, Nov. 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the sheriff's office. That address is 2640 Duncan Road, Lafayette.

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