Walker River Paiute police launch Explorers Program
August 15, 2017
SCHURZ, Nev. — The Walker River Paiute Tribal Police Department recently launched the first Tribal Police Explorer Program in Nevada and only the fifth in the nation in Indian Country.
Applicants are accepted from the entire community ages 14 through 20. The department now has eight explorers — six young women and two young men: Jeidan Brown, Juliah Brown, Ysela Brown, Alexceah Emm, Cayce McMinn, Lilliana Sanchez, Marcellus Schaffer and Julieanna Williams.
The program is sanctioned by the Boy Scouts of America and given the post number requested — 1864, which represents the year the Walker River Paiute Tribe was founded.
Since the March recruitment, the explorers participated in basic training, which is required prior to being eligible to go on ride-alongs. Those classes are: First Aid, CPR/AED, Blood Borne Pathogens, Traffic Control, Crowd Control, Patrol Procedures, and Vehicle Equipment and Communications. Presently, seven explorers have completed their basic training and are going out on ride-alongs.
The purpose is to teach youth about the dangers of alcohol abuse and drunk driving. The explorers have also learned to walk in formation, the department said, and were proud to walk in the Hawthorne 67th Armed Forces Day Parade.
The Explorer Program is open for enrollment any time. Visit http://www.wrpt.us to learn more about the Walker River Paiute, based in Schurz, Nevada.