Dalton Police Explorer Cards Available March 1

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New Dalton Police Explorers discount cards will go on sale March 1 at the Dalton Police Services Center at 301 Jones Street.  The cards, which cost $5 each, can also be purchased at Zaxby’s, In Heaven’s Name bookstore, John’s Bar-B-Q, or from any Dalton Police Explorer. 

This year, the cards can be redeemed for discounts or other services at John’s Bar-B-Q, O’Charley’s, The Sweet Spot, Outback Steakhouse, Zaxby’s, The Dalton Depot, Los Reyes, Panda Express, Subway, Taylor’s Tire & Service, Retro Bowl, Antonio’s Mexican Restaurant, Stroll-N-Shine, Fashion Cleaners, Chelsea’s On Thornton, The Perfect Cup, Iron Gate Pizza, Schlotzsky’s, Dalton Vacuum & Power Tool, In Heaven’s Name, Las Palmas, Mr.

Philly, Las Margaritas, Fuji Japanese, and Buckin’ Burrito.

Proceeds from Explorer card sales will go to fund the Dalton Police Explorers program, which allows young men and young women to gain training and experience in the law enforcement field.  The program also provides young people with opportunities for community involvement and development.  Program activities center around law enforcement traiing, organized recreational activities, and competitive events.  Officer David Saylors currently oversees the program.  Explorers must be between 14 and 20 years old, maintain at least a C average while remaining in school until graduation or obtaining a GED, and must attend regularly scheduled meetings which include physical training. 

The Dalton Police Department thanks all of the sponsors of the Explorer cards for their generous support of the program. 


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