The Glendale Police Explorer program is a volunteer program for young people between the ages of 14 and 21. The program allows the explorers to learn the ins and outs of police work and prepare for a rewarding career in law enforcement. The goal is to develop young men and women who will become the responsible leaders of tomorrow.
"Racism comes in many different forms. Coming together and fighting hate is the only way we as a society can defend against those judge on skin tone. It is important for law enforcement to acknowledge and protect everyone’s rights regardless of the color of their skin. Together we can we stand up for those whose voices have been silenced."
-Explorer Sergeant A. Gasca
"In Declaration of Independence states that "All men are created equal", however, is this really true? If our founding fathers scored these words those many years ago, why can't we, as Americans, follow through with this statement? In a country where all people of all backgrounds are welcome and place where people flee to for safety, the issue of racism shouldn't even need to be a concern."
-Recruit A. Krikorian
"Will we be able to get rid of racism? No. As long as there are different cultures, there will be people who think one is better than the other. We should stop judging people based on where they come from or the color of their skin, and instead let their character speak to who they are."
-Explorer J. Rodriguez
"Racism is the biggest problem in the world. No one is born racist, but taught it. It is like a seed that is planted and needs water to grow. We must teach love and respect for everybody no matter your color of skin. "
-Recruit F. Silva