YOUTH SERVICES, EXPLORERS
The mission of the Seminole police Department Youth Services Unit is to forge and maintain an alliance between youth, families, the community, and the Police Department, utilizing teamwork and accountability that provide the necessary tools to assist our youth in becoming mature and responsible citizens.
The Seminole Police Department participates in numerous opportunities to continually build their connection with young people with programs and services. The Youth Services Unit works in partnership with the youth, boys and girls club, schools, and recreation departments to identify areas that will make for a better future. Together, they have an open and honest discussion about pre-conceived notions of each other and an opportunity to explain laws and discuss ways to build relationships based on mutual trust and understanding.
Police Explorers is a program to bridge the gap between youth and police by education that involves them in police operations as well as interests them in law enforcement as a career. The program is open to youth between 6 and 17 years old. Their participation includes projects such as doing security work at community events, directing traffic at events and helping with crime prevention programs.
Members of the Youth Services Unit work with tribal programs, schools, and community leaders to identify truancy issues, crime trends, and investigations.