Recently, the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 91 had the great honor of hosting a group of four Newtown Volunteer Police Cadets from Wales.  The four cadets, Rebecca Roberts, Ffion Jones, Tomos Chick and Cheyenne Kirby were accompanied by Police Constable Andy Buckley and Special Constable Natalie Reyneke.  This trip was part of an exchange program between the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and Dyfed-Powys Police.  This is the first time the Sheriff’s Office has participated in such an exchange program.

While in Calvert County, lodging was provided by Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa where some members of the group were able up enjoy crabs for the first time at the Rod N Reel Restaurant.  Mama Lucia also helped keep the group fed and a tour of the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department helped to burn off a few of those extra calories.  The Volunteer Police Cadets were also able to get inside access on how the deputies of Calvert County keep our citizens safe and protected as they were all able to experience their own individual ride along with Calvert deputies.

The Police Cadets and their advisors spent the week of June 25th-29th in Sykesville, Maryland at the annual Southern Maryland Junior Police Academy.  JPA is designed to give each participant an inside look of what a 6-8 month police entry level program might look like in the expedited time frame of one week.  The group engaged in pre-dawn wake up calls, obstacle courses, drill and ceremony as well as completing many classroom objectives including criminal and traffic law.  There was also a visit to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Secret Service.

The Volunteer Police Cadets and their advisors presented Sheriff Mike Evans with several gifts and a letter of thanks and appreciation for hosting them during this trip. Explorer Post 91 has already begun to organize its fundraising efforts in anticipation of their trip to Wales in the summer of 2019.