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April 24, 2014

Hands-on experience


He plans to complete the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program in college and then join the Army or Marines before applying for a job with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

He’s most interested in working to combat organized crime, he said.

Burl said the opportunity will prepare members well for future careers in the field.

“It’s an opportunity I didn’t have growing up in school, and I’m just proud to see the efforts of the students now and how excited they are to be motivated by it.”


Scholl works part-time as a transportation security officer at Plattsburgh International Airport and is slated to graduate in December from SUNY Canton with a degree in law-enforcement leadership.

An almost four-year member of the South Plattsburgh Volunteer Fire Department, he said he has known for a while that he wanted a career in public service.

“I like helping people,” he said.

Scholl said the Law Enforcement Explorers program helps youths get their foot in the door and puts them on the right track toward employment in the field.

“If this is your dream, just go for it.”

Email Felicia Krieg:fkrieg@pressrepublican.comTwitter: @FeliciaKrieg


Contact Chief Adviser Justin Burl at 569-1196 or or Chief Adviser Brad Chambers at 726-0760 or

The deadline to apply for the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference is Friday, April 25.

Conference-goers must be members of the local Law Enforcement Explorers before the April 25 registration deadline for the conference.

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