December 23, 2009
[efoods]With a pledge to develop a program that does not tolerate discrimination, Los Angeles police officials said Tuesday they are on target to take over the Explorer Program on Jan. 1.
New uniforms, patches and other insignia will be unveiled – along with a new name – to make the long-debated transition of the program from the Learning for Life subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America to the LAPD’s control.
“There has been a major push to get this together and we are there,” Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger told the Police Commission.
More than 3,000 young people – including the most recent graduating class of 220 members – are part of the program that trains young people to prepare for law enforcement careers.