On Friday, October 2, 2015, the Boston Police Explorers—high school students with an interest in pursuing a career in law enforcement—were able to visit members of BPD SWAT. Courtesy of Captain Patrick Crossen and Officers Otis Harewood and Jack Conway, the Police Explorers were given a tour of the SWAT Rescue Vehicle and took turns trying on SWAT body armor vests and holding ballistic shields. The teens had a meaningful dialogue with SWAT officers about what it takes to become part of this elite team and, more importantly, about what it means to be a community police officer representing the best city and best police organization in the world. These young Explorers are on their way to great endeavors!
If you are aged 14 to 20 years old and interested in joining the Boston Police Explorers, please contact Sergeant Samil Silta at Samil.Silta@pd.boston.gov.