WGRZ: Buffalo Police looking for Explorer recruits

Buffalo Police are looking for young people interested in joining the department’s Buffalo Police Explorer program.

Explorers are mentored by police officers and foster a relationship between police and young people in the city. The program provides opportunities that promote leadership, confidence, self-discipline, and community service while developing an awareness of the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement and the Buffalo Police Department.

The Larkin Commerce Center has donated space for the Explorers to meet through 2021. “The City of Buffalo has to come together during these hard economical times,” said BPD Commissioner Byron Lockwood. “The Buffalo Police Department and Buffalo Police Explorers have raised the awareness of this dire need in our community and I want it to inspire our youth to join the Buffalo Police Explorers this year. I also want to extend a thank you to the Larkin Commerce Center for donating meeting space for Buffalo Police Explorers this year.”

Applications are being accepted through Friday, Februray 12 and the 16 week program starts on February 16. Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 20 and live in the city and must commit to meet 1-2 times a week.

Young people interested in joining the Explorers can find an application here.

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NFP: Buffalo Police Department recruiting for Buffalo Police Explorers

Larkin Commerce Center donating space to Buffalo Police Explorers through 2021

The Buffalo Police Department, along with Buffalo Police Explorers (BPE), worked hard in 2020 to make a difference across Buffalo and is now recruiting BPE for 2021. The Larkin Commerce Center has taken notice of that work and donated space for the Buffalo Police Explorers to meet through 2021.

Applications for BPE are being accepted until Feb. 12 for the 16-week program that starts Feb. 16.

Explorers get mentored by volunteer Buffalo police officers. Applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 20, live in the City of Buffalo, and must commit to meet one or two times a week. Leadership positions are elected by peers.

BPE adviser and BPD officer Joelle Bence urged the youth within the City of Buffalo to apply to build strong leadership and mentorship skills.

“Buffalo Police Explorers have a strong presence in the local community and we want to build on their work in 2021,” Bence said. “The explorers are setting the example on how to build unity, safety and trust in the City of Good Neighbors.”

Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron W. Lockwood said he is proud of how the BPD instills the value of community service. He said getting involved in community service on a daily basis will go a long way within the community.

“The City of Buffalo has to come together during these hard economical times,” Lockwood said. “The Buffalo Police Department and Buffalo Police Explorers have raised the awareness of this dire need in our community, and I want it to inspire our youth to join the Buffalo Police Explorers this year. I also want to extend a thank you to the Larkin Commerce Center for donating meeting space for Buffalo Police Explorers this year.”

Those interested can apply at sabinar7.sg-host.com. Watch the Buffalo Police Explorers in action.

About Buffalo Police Explorers

Buffalo Police Explorers fosters a relationship between Buffalo Police Department officers and youth in the City of Buffalo by providing opportunities that promote leadership, confidence, self-discipline and community service, all while developing an awareness of the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement and the BPD. Learn more at sabinar7.sg-host.com.

Buffalo News: Buffalo Police Department looking for recruits for Explorers program

he Buffalo Police Department is looking for recruits for its youth Explorers program that begins Feb. 16.

The program is designed to “foster relationships between Buffalo police officers and youth in the City of Buffalo by providing opportunities that promote leadership, confidence, self discipline and community service,” according to a flyer for the program.

Applicants must be city residents between the ages of 14 and 20 and must commit to meeting once or twice a week for the 16-week program.

Applications are due by Friday, Feb. 12.

For more information, go to sabinar7.sg-host.com.

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