This story was submitted by Officer Andrew Higgins, Advisor for Explorer Post #5 chartered to the Cobb County Police Department.
Leah is an Explorer in Post #5, chartered by the Cobb County Police Department. Leah holds the rank of Lieutenant in the Post, where she and her fellow Explorers are learning the fundamentals of police work and law enforcement.
In July of 2016, Leah was elected as the Law Enforcement Exploring Vice National Youth Representative at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference. Leah is the first from Georgia elected to be elected to this position. Leah’s term will end this July at the national conference in Purdue, Indiana.
Law Enforcement Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 6th grade through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.
The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.
As an Explorer, Leah has attended the Women in Federal Law Enforcement Conference, National Boy Scouts of America Conference, National Police Week, Winterfest Conference, as well as local Exploring events.
Leah is a Senior at Harrison High School in Cobb County and will be graduating this May. She plans to attend Kennesaw State University this Fall.
Click here to learn more about Exploring in the Atlanta Area Council.