Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office announces explorer program

Explorer program
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office has started a Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association post. Participants include Dispatcher Krista Grater (left, front), Halley Whaley, Kacey Anderson, Julia Thomas, Mckayla Geise, Jail Training Coordinator Anthony Moberg, Corrections Officer Kristle Rono (back, left), Deputy Aaron Cronquist, Braden Hoffer, Jason Boller, Kale Jones, Sgt. Brad Thesing, Dayton Hoffer. Submitted Photo

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office started a Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association post.

The association exists to promote public service and professional policing among young people. Various educational topics are taught by deputies, correctional officers and dispatch advisers who work with the explorers on a regular basis. The advisers train the explorers, who range from 14-20 years old, in topics such as patrol functions, first aid, crime scene processing and more. The goal of the association is to teach the core values of teamwork, dedication, quality and service.

“I’m very excited about the explorer program starting in my office,” Sheriff Scott Goddard stated in a news release. “This is something that I envisioned early on in my term as offering a positive mentoring program for those who are interested in pursuing a law enforcement career. This offers the explorers a chance to see what the various divisions within the sheriff’s office entail and it is proving to be a great opportunity to showcase the many talents of the staff across various disciplines.

“The explorer program will be involved in many different community events throughout the year and will also have an opportunity to compete against other explorer posts throughout the state of Minnesota.”

Those interested in learning more about the sheriff’s office post may contact Sgt. Brad Thesing or Deputy Aaron Cronquist at 218-829-4749.

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