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SHPD revives Explorer program and adds two reserve officers


May 30, 2017

Photos courtesy of Sweet Home Police Department POLICE CHIEF JEFF LYNN swears in three new Explorers. From left are sophomore Logan Cockrell, freshman Seth Biteman and freshman Malaki Wetzel.

The Sweet Home Police Department recently swore in its first Explorers in about six years.

Law Enforcement Exploring provides young people contemplating a career in the field of criminal justice training, practical experiences and other activities. Sweet Home’s program ended when funding ran out for the department’s school resource officer in 2011.

Sweet Home’s Explorers program had approximately 10 members when it ended.

“It (Explorers Program) really stopped, faded away, when we lost the (School Resource Officer) program (in 2011),” said Police Chief Jeff Lynn.

When the SRO...

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