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The Wheat Ridge Police Department is holding an Open House for the Law Enforcement Explorer Scout Program on March 8, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 7550 W. 29th Ave.

The WRPD reintroduced the Explorer Scout Program in 2013 with Post 6901 named to honor the badge number of Jack Bramble, the interim Chief of Police for the city when the department was established.

The Explorer Scout program consists of youth ages 14-20 years old who are interested in learning about law enforcement as a career. The Explorer program offers area teens the chance to get real-world police knowledge and leadership experience while providing service to the community.

The Explorers participate in an academy designed to provide them with basic law enforcement skills. They then assist the WRPD and the community as volunteers while earning ride-a-long hours with patrol officers. To apply, contact Sergeant Jon Pickett at 303-235-2914.

For more information and an application, go to the city website