Providence, RI (October 24, 2019)… Providence City
Council President Sabina Matos (Ward 15) and City Council President Pro Tempore
Michael Correia (Ward 6) awarded a $2K City Council grant to the Providence
Police Explorers Program yesterday at the Providence Public Safety Complex.
that teaches our young people about public safety careers and helps build
self-confidence,” stated Council President Sabina Matos. “I would like to thank
Tina Shepard for her hard work and dedication to making this program so
meaningful to the young men and women that make up this amazing cohort.”
women interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or other areas of the
criminal justice field to public safety. The program provides career
orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service
activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a
career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible
citizens of their communities.
stated Council President Pro Tempore Michael Correia. “The program is helping
us grow a new generation of public safety officers. It is providing them with
important hands-on training that they would not be able to get elsewhere. Every
time you ask them to take part in any community project or program, there is
never a no, there is only where and when. I am in awe of the work they do, and
all that Tina Shepard does to ensure that this program thrives.”
14-20) on the purpose, mission, and objectives of law enforcement agencies.
Police Explorers have the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experiences
while also serving the community. The goal of the Explorers program is to teach
young adults the values and skills needed to succeed in a law enforcement
career and life.
- Teamwork and the desire to help others
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