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Rockford Police Explorers help beautify city

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – Members of Rockford Police Explorers Post 911 will get their hands dirty and build their teamwork skills while helping to beautify the city this weekend.

On Saturday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., , the explorers will lay mulch along the front of the District 3 police station, 557 South New Towne Drive.

Rockford Police Explorers Post 911 is a career-oriented learning program for young adults ages 14-20, who are interested in becoming police officers. Explorers are required to complete at least 100 hours of community service. They volunteer for parades, assist charitable organizations and help with other community-related programs. During each project, a leader is selected who is solely responsible for the organization of the task.

They work alongside Rockford Police advisors, who are sworn officers with the department.

“Under the command of Chief (Dan) O’Shea, we strive to build a police department dedicated to providing quality service to the citizens of Rockford,” explained Lt. Joel Givens. “The Rockford Explorers Post 911 is a segment of the department, and represents some of finest young men and women who aspire to carry on the legacy of law enforcement.” R.

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