RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Young adults can explore a career in law enforcement through Rio Rancho Police Department’s Explorers Post 911.
Explorers practice training scenarios, help set up DWI checkpoints and attend community events with officers. The Explorers program is affiliated with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, and RRPD’S Lt. Ray Alderete oversees it.
“They are part of the family, and they serve a function as well. It’s kind of a mentorship program for us and them,” Alderete said.