Along with Salisbury's police officers that attended the "Shop with a Cop" event were some of Delmarva's finest explorers from the Boy Scouts of America.
The explorer program is a career based program where kids can get hands on experience in the career of their choosing. The explorers are currently training with the Salisbury Police Department and spent the evening shadowing police officers and helping other children pick out gifts. The career experience is open to both boys and girls from ages 18 to 21 years old.
"It gives them a lot of opportunities to give back to the community along with the police officers and it gives them some hands on experience to determine whether or not they really want to do this as a career it potentially saves their families a lot of money in college but it's a good hands on career based program," said District Executive for the Tri-County Boy Scouts Kim Parsons.
The exploring units are sponsored by local businesses and government agencies which can introduce youth to a variety of career fields and organizations.