METHUEN — Chief Scott J. McNamara and the Methuen Police Department are pleased to share that Methuen Police Explorer Post 911 members attended the Spirit of Adventure Law Enforcement Day earlier this month.
Seven police explorers attended the first-ever Spirit of Adventure Law Enforcement Day at the Boy Scouts of America’s New England Base Camp on Oct. 16th in Milton, along with Lt. Joseph Aiello, Detective Jeffrey J. Torrisi and Officer Nicholas Fabrizio.
The all-day event included chances to learn about archery, emergency first aid, motor vehicle stops, tomahawk throwing, arrests and searches, crime scene searches, and more. There were also displays at the event from Massachusetts State Police, FBI Boston, Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Boston Police Department SWAT Team.
“Police Exploring is a great way to learn about law enforcement for those who are interested in potentially pursuing a career in this field and based on the feedback we heard from those who attended the Spirit of Adventure Law Enforcement Day, we hope our Explorers will be able to make this an annual trip,” said Chief McNamara. “Hands on learning is an excellent way to prepare young people for success, and those of us at the Methuen Police Department are proud of the Explorers we work with.”
Members of the Methuen Police Explorers Post 911 who attended were Michael Martin, Jack Earnshaw, Jack Magnan, Jonah Bonanno, Mathew Bolduc, Michael Mulligan and Keahilani Diaz.
The Methuen Explorers joined over 50 others from around the Commonwealth, splitting up into mixed groups so they could get to know and befriend other Explorers who work with different police departments.
The Methuen Police Department’s Police Explorers program gives young adults from Methuen an opportunity to explore careers in law enforcement through training, hands on experiences, and competitions. The program is generally available to qualified young adults who graduated 8th grade and are ages 14 through 21.
Methuen Police Explorers volunteer at various city events, including Fourth of July celebrations, the annual Santa parade, Methuen Police Department Open House and help provide traffic and crowd control at many events.
“The Methuen Police Department Police Explorer program has for over three decades introduced young people to law enforcement through hands-on education, fun activities and friendly competition, all while the Explorers also lend a helping hand here in the community,” said Mayor Neil Perry. “I encourage anyone who is interested in law enforcement to check out this great program.”
If you would like to learn more about Law Enforcement Exploring, click here. For additional information about our Methuen Police Explorer Program, please contact Officer Jeff Torrisi at (978) 983-8764.