Cobb teenager aspiring to be police officer nominated for national office
by Emily Boorstein
July 27, 2014 12:00 AM | 2934 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Oscar Escarcega
Oscar Escarcega
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MARIETTA — Members of the Cobb Police Department are proud of a teen they hope to one day see on its force.

Oscar Escarcega, 17, is a captain in the department’s post of the Explorers program, which aims to teach youth 14 to 21 who are interested in becoming a police officer or going into the military. Cobb’s post has been the Georgia champion for six years at the organization’s state competition.

Oscar, who attends Osborne High School, was one of three finalists to be the organization’s national representative. In the 55-year history of the National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference, there has never been a Georgia Explorer to be nominated for the position, according to Officer Andy Higgins, the post’s adviser.

While Oscar was not nominated, Higgins says he is still very proud of him.

“He’s a future leader in our program and our police department,” Higgins said.

Higgins says Oscar plans to attend college and wants to be a police officer with Cobb County when he turns 21.

For more information about the Explorers program, contact Higgins at (770) 528-8871.

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July 27, 2014
And after he gets that college degree, he will realize how foolish it will be to work for Cobb PD.
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