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Sheriff’s Office offers young folks taste of law enforcement


People aged 14 to 20 can learn about a potential career in law enforcement or criminal justice through the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Explorer program, which offers a couple informational meetings this week.

The hands-on program is offered twice per year; at the start of summer and at the start of the school year, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

Successful applicants will learn about topics including officer safety, arrest control, hostage negotiation, gang and violence prevention, crime scene investigation and more.

Folks who have successfully completed the Basic Explorer Academy may participate in ride-alongs with patrol, detentions, investigations and special operations.

The informational meetings are scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Summit Middle School and Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Summit High School.

For more information or if you’re unable to attend one of the meetings, e-mail deputy Matthew Ewert at or deputy Robert Cornell at

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