Chaska Police Department Junior Explorers (CPJE) kicked off their first meeting on Tuesday, October 11th!
CPJE is a program for youth in the 6th
grades. We meet after school at Chaska Middle School East in the shop room from 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM. The program motivates young people to be outstanding citizens through public safety education. An outgrowth of community policing, CPJE transforms the traditional role of the police officer into one of mentor and friend, while encouraging our young citizens to be partners in building safer schools and community.
Young people are given the opportunity to see what it is like to be a police officer and to better understand police officer’s role in the community. Many young people do not understand what police officers do and why they do it. We take the mystery out of law enforcement procedures and policies. Young people’s attitudes toward the police and their role in society are transformed.
We held our first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, October 11th
with 10 youth attending. The police officers who are involved with the program are Officers Kelly Boll, Chris Pesheck, Julie Janke along with Officers Joe Kavlie and Kyle Hance who are former Police Explorers themselves.
If your son or daughter is interested in becoming involved in CPJE, please call Officer Julie Janke at 952-448-4200 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org