Last summer, several Santa Ana Police Explorers toiled under the Southern California sun for days in an effort to raise money for their program. The mostly teenage volunteers and aspiring cops sold Fourth of July fireworks, managing every aspect of the operation: sales, advertising, even guarding the stand during off hours. For their labor, they expected roughly $10,000 of profit, according to police sources that asked to remain anonymous. The money was to be spent on various program expenses, including a movie... More >>>