The Walker River Tribal Police is introducing the Walker River Tribal Police Explorer program in Schurz.

All community members between the ages of 15-20 (age 14 if the 8th grade is completed). Both boys and girls can join the police explorer program.

Recruitment night will be held on Mar. 14 at 6 p.m. at the community center. Pizza and soda will be provided.

In a statement from Walker River Tribal Police Chief Gary Hall he states, “The goal is to introduce youth to the law enforcement profession. They will experience a wide variety of professions related to Tribal Law Enforcement such as: EMT’s, fire department, Nevada Highway Patrol and the Mineral County Sheriff’s Department and Nevada Department of Transportation. Explorers will participate in many of the same trainings that we do such as: first aid, CPR, AED and many others. Come experience riding on patrol with our officers as we respond to the variety of situations we are called to deal with. Come work with us to make our community a safe place for everyone to live.”

Chief Gary Hall concludes the introduction of this program by stating, “This is a great way to learn leadership, responsibility and prepare our youth for successful future. There will be meetings, trainings, expeditions, ride a longs and more. The Police Department will cover all costs for the explorers including their uniforms. We are the fifth reservation in the Nation to offer this program. Come make it a success.