On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, the Newport Police Department will hold an open house and information session for the Newport Police Explorer program at the
Newport Police Station Assembly Room, 120 Broadway. The Explorer Program is open to all

The Explorer Program is open to all male and female students ages 14-20. Classes will be held every other Wednesday night.

Throughout the program, Explorers can expect to be exposed to a variety of topics including a Law Enforcement firearms simulator, DUI enforcement and motor vehicle stops to name a few. Newport Police Officers and returning Explorers will be present to discuss the program and answer any questions. Anyone who is interested in the program and not able to attend can contact Community Police Officer Josh Wildes at jwildes@cityofnewport.com or Sgt. Greg Belcher at gbelcher@cityofnewport.com.

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.