With La Habra police employees as mentors, an Explorer gets back on track


High school student Christian Ortiz had been skipping classes and not doing his homework. He preferred playing soccer instead of attending school. His grades suffered, and so did he. “I was heading in the wrong direction,” Ortiz said. “I was tired of being who I was.” Ortiz was a La Habra Police Explorer and went to Sonora High School. As his grades began to slip, he was no longer allowed to participate in the Explorer program.  Ortiz was ultimately transferred to a continuation school. Senior Community Services Officer (CSO) Ken Gustin, lead advisor for the La Habra Police Department Explorers,…

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