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Posted on: October 25, 2017


Sheriff Gary Schaffer announced today that the Cape May County BSA Explorer Post 1692 became the first in the Bay Sea District to introduce a ride-along program for explorers.

The Sheriff’s Explorer Post 1692 ride-along program is a worksite-based program.

 “I am proud that we are the first Explorer Post to take Explorers to the next level by offering this ride-along program. It will expose young people to greater opportunities to experience what sheriff officers do,” Sheriff Schaffer explained.

The Sheriff’s Explorer Post program emphasizes citizenship, life skills, character education, career and leadership opportunities. It is part of Learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old.

Exploring's purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature, and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

“I am extremely proud of our Explorer Post,” Sheriff Schaffer added.

Officer Erick Teasenfitz, principal advisor to the Sheriff’s Explorer Post, was recognized as Explorer Advisory of the Year by the Bay Sea District of the Boy Scouts of America Program. Officer Teasenfitz was cited for his exceptional character and noteworthy service to the community and Explorer Post 1692.

Explorers have assisted at several county and municipal events including the Cape May County 4-H Fair, Upper Township July 4 Celebration and the McGruff and Eddie Eagle Programs.

Any young residents interested in becoming a member of Law Enforcement Explorer Post 1692 should contact Officer Teasenfitz at 465-1306 or 465-2645 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or via e-mail Officer Teasenfitz at Meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Superior Court located at the back entrance of the building at 9 N. Main Street in Cape May Court House.

Contact:  Sheriff Gary Schaffer - 609-463-6430


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