What’s it like to be a cop? Police to hold youth open house

cop SQThe Saugerties Police Department will hold an Explorer Post Program open house (Informational Meeting) at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30 at Senior Center, 207 Market St.

The program is geared toward life, career and leadership development and is open to anyone, male or female, between the ages of 14–21 who wants to explore what being a police officer is all about. The program in conducted under the guidance of the Boy Scouts of America. As an explorer, individuals will receive instruction and hands-on training from a team of police officers on such topics as building searches, CPR, first-aid, crime scene security, courtroom testimony, traffic stops, traffic accident investigations, traffic control, arrests, narcotics investigations, assault and domestic disturbances incidents, armed barricaded subjects, tactical building searches, room-clearing, hostage situations, armed robberies, various criminal investigations and crime scene processing, arrest and defense tactics and much.

The open house will provide an opportunity for individuals interested in the program to hear from the police officers who will be the program’s advisors, and representatives from the Boy Scouts of America Rip Van Winkle Council who will be overseeing the program. This time will also provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions.


Recently the Saugerties Police was granted a Post designation by the Boy Scouts of America, which has been designated as the Saugerties Police Explorer Post 1811.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Police Chief Joseph Sinagra at (845) 246-9800.