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ECSO Program Helps Teens Learn About Law Enforcement

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Teens in Effingham County are getting a head start on figuring out if a particular career is for them.  The Effingham County Sheriff's Office Explorers program teaches students all about the ins and outs of law enforcement.

Tuesday night, students processed a mock crime scene where they gathered evidence, took fingerprints, and tried to solve the murder.

The Explorers soon realized this crime scene work isn't as glamorous as what's portrayed on TV.

"On TV it looks so easy. It's not easy. You have to log everything, you have to make sure you watch where you go, you have to really be on the lookout for things," said Logan Beasley.

All of this training can really help a teen decide if this is the career for them.

"When they come through and say that's not what I want to do, we've won, we've helped them make a life decision," said Sgt. Ramsey Mannon.

Sgt. Ramsey Mannon said a number of teens who have gone through the program are working today in law enforcement.

16-year-old Logan Beasley wants to work either in narcotics or domestic violence.

"It was the first time it really got real, like with the body and stuff," said Beasley.

Beasley said this program really gives you a good idea of what life in law enforcement is like.

"I thought it would be easy, sit in the car, eat your donuts, and drink your coffee. Oh no there is more to that," said Beasley.

The Explorers program is for 14-to-20-year-olds. You can click here to learn more about the free program: http://www.effinghamsheriff.org/divisions/exploring.aspx

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