Hunter safety course aims to help youth-police interactions, foster appreciation of nature

District Attorney David Hoovler: 'The youth of our county need to have positive experiences with police officers'


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— Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler will host a ten-hour hunter safety course on April 16 and 17 at the Senior Center in the Town of Deerpark.

The course will run from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on both dates.

The course is part of the District Attorney’s Office Community Outreach Program to encourage interaction between law enforcement officers and the youth of Orange County, and to stress the importance of gun safety.

The course will be taught by Detective Michael Decker of the City of Port Jervis Police Department and Sergeant Ray Cirulli of the Town of Deerpark Police Department, both certified New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hunter safety instructors. Assistant district attorneys will also assist at the courses. Space in limited to 50 people.

“The youth of our county need to have positive experiences with police officers,” 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.”

To sign up, visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s website at dec.ny.gov: select “Registration," then select “Hunting," then select “Hunter Education Classes,” and follow the instructions for registration and completing homework and study material.

New state regulations require that these materials be completed before the start of the class.

Hoovler thanked Cirulli and 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.

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.



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