The purpose of the course is to encourage interaction between law enforcement and the youth of Orange County, and to stress the importance of gun safety.
“The youth of our County need to have positive experiences with police officers,” District Attorney Hoovler said. “I am proud that my office is again able host this training which will stress firearms safety. Detective Decker and Sergeant Cirulli both volunteered and taught four hunter safety courses hosted by the District Attorney’s Office since I took office. All of the courses were well attended and well received. I am hopeful that these courses will foster an interest in our young people in safely experiencing the natural beauty of our County by engaging in outdoor activities and in learning the importance of conservation.”
District Attorney Hoovler thanked Sergeant Cirulli and Detective Decker for volunteering their time to teach the course, as well as Chief Richard Sztyndor of the Town of Deerpark Police Department and Chief William Worden of the City of Port Jervis Police Department for allowing their officers to teach the courses.
District Attorney Hoovler also thanked the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for helping to set up the courses and for providing personnel who will be present at each of the courses.