Law Enforcement Exploring is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement agencies.
It also promotes character building and citizenship training. It is one of the Exploring programs from Learning for Life, a non-Scouting subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America.
The program is generally available to qualified young adults who are ages 14 and 21.
They meet every Monday night for training and recruitment.
If you are interested in joining the Hopewell Police Explorers, call Capt. Michael Whittington (804) 541-2285.
What types of activities does Post 920 Offer?
- Training – Explorers receive training in a wide range of police procedures such as traffic control, crime prevention, investigative techniques, court procedures, and self-defense.
- Career – Explorers learn about career opportunities in law enforcement at the local, state, federal, and military levels.
- Explorers will analyze criminal justice education requirements and visit various law enforcement facilities.
- Community Service – Explorers will be involved in civic events, crime prevention displays, fingerprinting of children, traffic control, and helping police with a wide variety of non-enforcement related tasks.
- Ride Along – Qualified Explorers may ride along with police officers on a limited basis to observe police work first hand.
- Socials – Explorers have picnics, parties, field trips, and go camping.
What are the membership requirements?
- Training – Male and female Explorers must be between the ages of 14 and 21.
- Citizenship – Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Character – Must be of good moral character.
- Education – Must be currently enrolled in school or have received a high school diploma or equivalent. Must be able to maintain a 2.0 GPA.
- Background Check – Explorers must pass a background check and an interview conducted by an explorer panel.
- Uniforms – The post will provide all uniforms and equipment.