MERCER COUNTY, W.Va.(WVVA)- The Police Explorers Programs are back in action this Saturday for both the Bramwell and Bluefield departments, but there's one big change for the Bluefield group, the location.
The Bluefield Explorers Program will now take place at Tiffany Manor in Bluefield, inside of the community room, located at 1600 Hill Avenue.
The explorers programs are in partnership with local police agencies and Community Connections in Princeton. The program is free for kids, helping them tackle real life issues with a mentor and book curriculum.
The program allows children to work with a police officer one-on-one, in the hopes children will see those officers as a friend they can trust.
"[To help] kids and family understand that police officers are a community resource, not the bad guys," said Kathrn Kandas, Program Director for Community Connections.
The Bluefield program will take place this Saturday from 1 until 2 p.m., and 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. for the Bramwell Department at the Bramwell Fire Station.
For more information about the programs, contact Community Connections in Princeton, at (304)-913-4956.
Additional explorers programs will be taking place in April and May with the Athens Police Department and the Princeton Police Department.