Police Explorer Program
Exploring is learning for Life's career education program for young men and women who are at least 14 and have completed 8th grade and are not yet 21 years old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status and citizenship are not criteria for participation.
Exploring is all about helping young adults make a more informed decision about their future career and determine if a particular career is the right one for them. Typically, a young adult will either 1: get involved, learn about a career and decide to pursue it; OR 2: learn enough about a career to know it's not a right fit for them. It's better to learn as a young adult that a career is not for you, than after spending lots of money on an education only to THEN discover you don't like the career!
Exploring leaders volunteer their time to provide real-world career experiences for young adults. Exploring is not about lectures and side shows. It's about gaining practical experience in a career field. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow and develop.
Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.
Law Enforcement Exploring combines some classroom training with ride-a longs in police vehicles, pistol shooting, community policing and much more. Explorers will network with professionals who work in law enforcement daily—who use the latest technology, are aware of emerging trends and know about educational requirements for a career in Law Enforcement.