More than 300 young men and women in the Greater New York Councils’ Law Enforcement Exploring program spent June 29th touring the city with various law enforcement agency officials, predominately those of the NYPD, in siren-flashing patrol cars to visit locations where young adults in this highly-regarded program will learn about law enforcement careers.
This year’s theme of the annual All Day New York is “Law Enforcement and the Media”, and Explorers are promoted the day’s activities on both the CBS Early Show and ABC’s Good Morning America. Explorers also toured movie studios and engaged in a panel discussion at One Police Plaza with distinguished members of law enforcment and the media, including Domenico Montanaro of NBC News.
Explorers also ran a successful city-wide community service project, Operation Safe Child, in conjunction with the Explorer Officers’ Association. This imporant project resulted in more than 400 of our city’s families being provided a Safe Child Card, with a current photograph, biographical information and fingerprints, so that in the unfortunate case of a child’s disappearance, law enforcement officials have vital information to expedite an investigation and bring the child home safely.
Congratulations to both Explorers and advisors for these accomplishments. More information can be found at www.nyexploring.org.