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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jul 05

Newport News Police Department Offers Explorer Program for Youth

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 8:11 AM by Communications Department

Teens and young adults, ages 14-20, interested in a career in law7_5_explorer badge_SC enforcement are encouraged to join the Newport News Police Department’s Explorer program. The free program offers the opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system and participate in training, practical experiences, competition and other activities.

Explorers participate in activities such as crime scene processing, traffic control, 911 Center operations, K-maritime patrol, ride-alongs, and K-9 operations. The program also helps promote personal growth through character development, respect for laws, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.

The Newport News program, Explorer Post 224, meets weekly on Thursday evenings and uniforms are provided. For more information, contact Lt. Smith at 757-928-4285 or