Friday, November 16, 2012

Sheriff’s Explorers Post 1696 Open House Hosts Twenty-eight

Upper Marlboro, MD… Explorers Post 1696 hosted twenty-eight recruits at the Sheriff’s Headquarters on Wednesday for interested applicants between the ages of 14-20.

Potential Explorers and their parents were introduced to the idea, history, and expectations of the Prince George’s Sheriff’s Office (PGSO) Explorers program by rotating through three sessions: Information Presentation, K-9 Demo, and the Specialized Services Team (SST) which gave the guests an opportunity to further understand career opportunities with the Sheriff’s Office.

Under the guidance of Sergeant Yakeisha Hines, Post 1696 currently has 12 explorers and numerous recruits. Since 2003; Post 1696 has been recognized nationally for its championship Drill & Ceremonies team, Best Uniform, and Explorer Post of the year.

Sheriff Melvin C. High and Lieutenant Colonel Mark Roccapriore were on hand to greet the prospective explorers and their parents.

Guest speakers included Former Explorer Officers Devan Martin- Cottage City Police Department, Officer Ricardo Biddy- Prince George’s County Police Department, and Deputy First Class Jamal Dedier- Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff, Assistant Director James Hamlin, and District Executive Phillip Barbash- National Capitol Area Council Boys Scouts of America.

For more information on the Sheriff’s Office Explorers Post 1696 visit
or contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-8637.

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