Belmont County Sheriff’s Office Holds Youth Recruitment Event

BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio (WTRF) – Belmont County Sheriff David M. Lucas announced additional recruiting for the second academy in a law enforcement exploration program in conjunction with the Ohio River Valley Council of Boy Scouts of America.

The Sheriff’s Office will be hosting an open house and recruiting event on Wednesday, April 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Station located at the back of the Ohio Valley Mall.

Young men and women from Belmont County and area who have completed eighth grade, are between the ages of 14 and 20, and have an interest in law enforcement or criminal justice are encouraged to attend.

The program is designed to promote personal growth, character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship, patriotism, and interpersonal communication skills.

We generated a lot of interest during our January recruitment event and we welcome other young people who might be interested. This is a great opportunity for Belmont County and area youth who meet the criteria and are admitted to the Explorer program.

Dave M. Lucas, Belmont County Sheriff

Post received a grant through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to help defray the costs of the program and was selected to be a Featured Recipient in the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Cause Connector solicitation that is running until to April 8.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and must maintain a “C” average in school. For more information about the program, call the sheriff’s office at 740-695-7933.

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