(Bordentown Township Police Department Facebook file photo.)

The Bordentown Township Police Department recently created a Explorer Post program designed to give local youth the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement.

Explorers will receive instruction in all areas of law enforcement and perform hands-on career activities such as ride-alongs, crime scene assistance, firearm operation and safety, defensive tactics, traffic control, radio operations and other specialized law enforcement training. Explorers will also be exposed to motivational and team building exercises that emphasize physical fitness, situational awareness, problem-solving and memory.

Participants must be 14 to 20 years old, be a resident of Bordentown Township or Bordentown City or currently attend school in the Bordentown Regional School District. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, no criminal background and no disciplinary issues.

Anyone interested in joining the BTPD’s Explorer Post program should contact Sgt. Burns at (609) 298-4300, ext. 2132 or send an email to cburns@bordentowntownshippd.com.