The Siskiyou County Inter-Agency Explorers program recently got a little help from its friends when the youth law-enforcement training group received a much-needed financial boost for the coming year.
The Explorers experience the various aspects of law enforcement from citation-writing to investigation, which can prepare them for a career in law enforcement.
On Wednesday the group accepted funds raised by the Siskiyou Strutters, the county chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation. According to president Tim Lawson and secretary Kara Gardner – who also sits on the organization’s state board – the group donated $250 from its turkey hunter’s care fund and $700 raised in a recent raffle for a Howe M1500 .204 calibre Ruger.
“Our big thing as a chapter is the youth in our community,” Gardner said, noting that many youth memberships were given away at the county fair last year. She also explained that part of the drive to support the Explorers is the emphasis on gun safety through the Eddie the Eagle program.
Lawson added, “They needed help and we were able to assist them. Eddie the Eagle is important, and now it will continue.”
Property Identification Program
On Wednesday, Explorer Mitchell Gould explained the group’s Property Identification Program for senior citizens.
He said that seniors can call Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Deputy Bob Buker with a list of items they would like identified, and the Explorers will then go out and write down item descriptions and serial numbers in order to better track the items if they are lost or stolen.
According to a program description provided by Buker, the program is part of an alliance between the Explorers and the Siskiyou Alliance Against Abuse of Aging and At-Risk Adults. It takes place twice each year and pre-registration is required by calling Buker at (530) 842-8300.
Buker warned that only seniors who call and ask to be visited will be a part of the program, and advised not allowing anyone into the home if participation has not been requested by the homeowner.