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BSO EXPLORERS GET A TASTE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT DURING WEEKLONG EXPO

PIO NUMBER: 13-6-10

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Cooper City Explorer post will be hosting an expo next week for about 50 BSO Law Enforcement Explorers. The expo will consist of training at the sheriff's office and locations throughout Broward County. 

On Monday, they will start at Markham Park with crime scene, K-9 and law enforcement bike scenarios.

On Tuesday, they will visit the Ft. Lauderdale Airport and Port Everglades, where BSO deputies and Federal Air Marshals, along with JetBlue staff, will give the Explorers a behind-the-scenes tour. They will learn about obstacles law enforcement faces everyday at the airport and seaport.

On Wednesday, they will see BSO’s SWAT team conducting an active shooter scenario at the Stockade.

The training will conclude on Thursday at Holiday Park near Griffin Road and U.S. 27 with an in-depth look at how BSO’s marine patrol enforces the conservation laws of the Everglades. The park is graciously providing airboats to take the Explorers out to get a firsthand look at the conditions under which deputies work, along with the types of crimes they enforce.

The Explorers program works with teens and young adults ages 14-21 by allowing them to interact with law enforcement and other community advisors in a serious, regimented atmosphere where they can demonstrate their personal initiative. The program offers young adults the opportunity to learn and experience lawful citizenship as they participate side-by-side with certified BSO deputies in ongoing training and community service projects.

Media note: The training will start at approximately 9 a.m. each day and will last until 2 or 3 p.m. To attend, contact Dani Moschella in PIO at (954) 831-8300.

This report by:                                                                                     
Dani Moschella/PIO 

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