Announced Feb. 3, Lawrence Township Trustee Steve Talley has entered a formalized memorandum of understanding with Lawrence Police Explorer Post 160, pledging mutual support between the two entities for the next three years.
As a part of the partnership, the trustee’s office will provide annual financial support to the LPD Explorer Post to offset the cost of uniforms and necessities for participating Explorer Scouts residing within Lawrence Township.
In exchange, the Explorer Post has agreed to regularly provide service to the residents of Lawrence Township through its programs and activities, including supporting community-service related events within the township, like the annual Fourth of July celebration in Lawrence Park and Community Shred Day.
“We are most grateful to Township Trustee Steve Talley for his ongoing support of these terrific Explorer Scouts of Post 160,” Lawrence Chief of Police David Hofmann stated in a press release. “In addition to attending regular meetings and activities, Explorer Scouts learn the importance of experiential participation in community service, while also developing their possible career interest in law enforcement.”
“Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults,” Trustee Steve Talley stated. “The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.”
The formal agreement extends the partnership between the Lawrence Township Trustee’s Office and Explorer Post 160 through 2019.