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Kirkland Police Explorer Program hosts benefit car show September 12

Contact: Lieutenant Mike Murray
Kirkland Police Department
mmurray@kirklandwa.gov
425-587-3402 

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Kirkland Police Explorer Program is a unique volunteer program for youth to explore the field of law enforcement through training, community relations, volunteering and competition. To help support the costs of training, the Kirkland Explorer Program is hosting its first Benefit Car Show on Saturday, September 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kirkland Justice Center/Police Department. The event is free to the public. To register your antique, classic, futuristic, or “sweet ride,” contact Patricia Ball, Kirkland Police Department, at 425-587-3408 or pball@kirklandwa.gov by September 1, 2015. A nominal registration fee is required. 

The Kirkland Police Explorer Program involves young men and women ages 14 or 15 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old. Applicants are typically those who are interested in a career in the law enforcement field, appreciate a Para-military type structure, or just have a general interest in the services that law enforcement officers provide on a daily basis. The Explorer program’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.  Training and practical demonstrations such as: defensive tactics; physical agility; domestic/family violence; criminal investigations; traffic enforcement; collision investigations; search & seizure; firearms training; bomb squad; SRT/SWAT; crisis negotiations; and crime prevention. Persons interested in the program can contact Detective Deana Lansing at dlansing@kirklandwa.gov. To learn more about the program, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/police.