HURRICANE — The Washington County Sheriff's Office is launching an Explorer program for youths in the community.

The program, affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, teaches teenagers between the ages of 14 and 21 about different facets of law enforcement. They will learn abut searches, domestic violence calls, much like police cadets.

"In return for this training we expect our Explorers to help out in case of a community crisis," said Oscar Garcia of Washington County Sheriff's training bureau. "For example, if a child was to go missing, the Explorers would be a valuable resource."

The Explorer program is open to boys and girls who meet the minimum requirements of the program. It costs $20 to join. Anyone interested can contact the sheriff's office at 435-656-6500.