215 Youths to Graduate from Explorer Academy

The graduating class of new Explorers includes four from Baldwin Park police.

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Reserve Captain James “Ray” Wells, Industry Station, will deliver the keynote address at the graduation ceremony for 215 new law enforcement Explorers, including some graduates from and , according to a press release.

The Baldwin Park Police Department Explorer Program is open to those 14 to 21 years old. At the Explorer Academy, the teens and young adults learn about crime prevention and other topics that can lead to careers in law enforcement.

The newest team of Explorers are from Altadena, Carson, Century, Cerritos, Compton, Crescenta Valley, East Los Angeles, Industry, Lakewood, Lancaster, Lomita, Malibu/Lost Hills, Marina Del Rey, Norwalk, Palmdale, Pico Rivera, San Dimas, Santa Clarita Valley, South Los Angeles, Temple, and the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff Baca will also be joined by the San Bernardino County sheriff and police chiefs from the Baldwin Park, Baldwin Park Unified School District, Bell Gardens, Burbank, Huntington Park, Irwindale, Long Beach, Montebello, Montebello School, Monterey Park, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Pasadena, San Fernando, West Covina and Whittier Police Departments who will present diplomas to their graduates.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Whittier High School Auditorium in

For more information about the Explorer program, go to:


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