Location: Sheriff's Headquarters, 833 S. Akers St., Visalia

Incident Date: 12/13/18

Incident Time: 0900-1300 hours

City: Visalia

Posted by: Media Relations

Sheriff's open house Dec. 13

Please join Sheriff Mike Boudreaux Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, for the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office and Tulare County Fire Department annual Open House. 

During the opening ceremony which begins at 9 a.m., Sheriff Boudreaux will award two Pathways Scholarships to Explorers and give away 20 bicycles to Junior Explorers, formerly known as Sheriff’s PAL kids. 

Who: Sheriff Mike Boudreaux and Fire Chief Charlie Norman
What: Open House
When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018; Opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m.
Where: Sheriff’s Headquarters, 833 S. Akers St., on the north side of the building
Info: Liz Jones or Teresa Douglass (559) 802-9412

Sheriff Boudreaux created the Pathways Scholarship program, with funding from the Sence Foundation, to help college-bound Sheriff’s Explorers get an education and, after graduation, attend the police academy and become deputies in their hometowns. 

The Junior Explorer Youth Development Program helps at-risk children, ages 8-12, by fostering positive relationships with law enforcement. Junior Explorers get to go on a camping trip to the Central Coast in the summer, to the Tulare County Fair in the fall and to the International Agri-Center for a holiday party in December. 

Throughout the year, the Sheriff’s Office gives away up to 200 bicycles to Junior Explorers thanks to generous donations from businesses and community members. 

Info: If you know someone who would like to become a Junior Explorer or an Explorer, contact Lt. Chris Galvez at (559) 782-6852.