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FHS Police Explorers-Providing a Clear Path

 Members are also expected to take part in extensive physical training, as a matter of fact, they use the same training standards as the SAPD. According to sophomore, Adrian Villalobos, it is difficult but it’s one of the things he likes best about Explorers. He says, “They are preparing us both mentally and physically.” Sam Carter, an EMS Clinical Education Manager, who assists with the class each week, says that the most valuable things students are learning is responsibility and holding one another accountable for behavior and performance.

The FISD Police Officers also invite other law enforcement personnel and community members to speak to students about topics related to law enforcement. For instance, recently Monica Leal with Karnes/Wilson County Juvenile Probation talked to students about substance abuse and Kevin Laing from Tejas Elite Canine gave a demonstration with the dogs his company trains to be used by law enforcement.

One of the most interesting things about visiting the Explorers is how they start each meeting; they go around the room and each student shares what he/she did to help somebody in the last week, because service to others is important. Some of the FHS Explorers may not make law enforcement their career, but the lessons they learn are universal. FISD Officer Santos had it just right when he said, ““The main thing is that we are teaching these kids good things to keep them on the right path for the rest of their lives.” Thank you to the FISD Police Department for helping prepare our students for prosperous lives.