A new opportunity in the St. Cloud area for youth interested in becoming a law enforcement officer — the “Explorer’s Program.” Stearns County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Schultz:

“The purpose is to try and figure out if they are possibly interested in law enforcement or community service field. And also kind of a place to kind of give for kids… in that age range to meet other kids.”

The “Explorer’s Program” has been existence since 1976. The program is open to boys and girls ages 15-to-21. To see if there is an “Explore’s Program” in your county — contact your local sheriff’s department.