Macomb, IL – May 11, 2016 – Macomb Police Department’s Exploring Post 4044 was recognized May 10, 2016 as the Illowa Council Law Enforcement Exploring Post of the year for 2015-2016. This award was given based on Post 4044’s outstanding advancement in programming, community service, youth recruitment, and community relations.
Under the leadership of Chief Barker and Advisors Officer Matt Marass and Officer Brandon Coulombe, youth Explorers learn about careers in law enforcement through hands-on experiences in areas such as traffic stops, room clearing, first aid, crowd and traffic control, physical fitness, and weapons handling. In addition to on the job training, Macomb PD Explorers are very active in their community providing countless hours of community service.
All youth, male and female, between the ages of 14 and 20 are invited to participate. Exploring is a national career-focused program for youth and is provided through cooperation between local community partners and Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America.
For more information about the Macomb P.D. Law Enforcement Exploring Post, please contact the department at (309) 833-4505 or visit their website atwww.macombpolice.com/police-explorers.
To learn more about the Exploring Program in the local area, please contact Illowa Council Exploring Executive Ken Brooks at: Kenneth.Brooks@Scouting.org or visit the Exploring website at: Illowabsa.org/exploring.
Written by Kenneth Brooks