Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office will host an Explorers Post in partnership with Superintendent John Faso and the Niagara Falls Police Department.
A press release stated, “In years past, this program was hosted at the Sheriff’s Office. We are proud to announce this next session will be held in the City of Niagara Falls.”
Filicetti said, “We are pleased to be able to move this session to Niagara Falls so that we can expand our pool of interested applicants who might not otherwise be able to arrange travel to attend in Lockport.”
The spring session of the program will be held at the Packard Court Community Center on Pine Avenue. All CDC and New York state guidelines must be followed, and participation is limited.
The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Post 2911 allows young adults, ages 16 through 20, to learn about the many facets of law enforcement.
The Explorers will meet every Monday evening for 14 weeks during the school year. Classes are operated in a paramilitary style and filled with relevant content for those interested in a law enforcement career. Students gain knowledge and hands-on experience during trainings and working events.
The press release noted, “This is an exciting and unique opportunity to learn directly from certified academy instructors from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and the Niagara Falls Police Department.”
Those interested in learning more about the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office Explorer’s Post 2911 can attend the “welcome night” scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, March 29, within the Packard Court Community Center, 4300 Pine Ave. To reserve your place, contact Lt. Daniel Zimmerman at 716-438-3310, or email [email protected]. A reservation is mandatory to ensure compliance with capacity and social distancing orders.
Youth aged 16 or 17 years old should be accompanied by one parent/guardian for authorization signatures.