Youth interested in law enforcement can learn more about Erath County’s Explorers program Saturday.


Members of the program passed out candy during Safe Trick 'R Treat.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or becoming a first responder are invited to join the Erath County Law Enforcement Explorers Post 918.


The program teaches members the skills it takes to get into a law enforcement academy with the hope that they will return to Erath County as a Texas Peace Officer.


The program began in 2018, and today, Deputy Scott Daily serves as its coordinator and Deputy Thomas Yoder and jailer James Dunbar serve as advisors.


The group will sell raffle tickets from 7-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, during the Cars and Coffee event at the Erath County Courthouse.


Raffle tickets for lots of great prizes are $5 each or five for $20. There will also be a bake sale to raise money for competitions, training and other necessary equipment.


For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Erath County emergency management coordinator Cyndi Smith at 254-965-1326.