Lacey Dispatchers, Explorers Needed

(Photo courtesy of The Lacey Reporter/Gavin Rozzi)

LACEY – The police department is looking for full time dispatchers and applicants for the Police Explorers. For both situations, applicants must be Lacey residents and can pick up applications in the police department. Explorer applications can also be picked up at the Lacey Township High School guidance office.

 The current Explorers, by way of example, have recently conducted mock search warrants for illegal drugs and firearms at a building located at the Robert J. Miller Air Park in Berkeley, Chief Michael DiBella said.

The program is run through the Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life program and is designed to provide “on-the-job” training for youth interested in law enforcement. Although there are mock drills and other aspects of police work, the Explorers are not placed in dangerous situations, according to a release by the police department.

The requirements to be an Explorer are as follows:

  • 14-20 years old
  • Lacey resident
  • Maintain at least a C average in all school work through 12th grade
  • Pass a background check of criminal and motor vehicle records
  • Complete an oral interview
  • Maintain outstanding moral and ethical character at all times
  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve and participate in activities and community events
  • Attend three trainings a month
  • No fees are involved

For additional information, contact Lt. Paul Sullivan Jr. at 609-693-6636 ext. 2577 or Ocean County Sheriff’s Officer Christine Farrell at 732-288-7843.