Explorers

Explorer Post 714
The Law Enforcement Explorer Post helps youth gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities.  For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement.  Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.

Law Enforcement Explorers are youth volunteers and are often associated with their local police department.  The Explorer program is nationally sponsored by Boy Scout of America.  The Exploring program’s purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.

Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who are 14 years of age  (completed eighth grade), or 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday.

Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis:  career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.

Career Opportunities
  • Develop potential contacts that may broaden employment options
  • Boost self-confidence and experience success at school and work
Life Skills
  • Develop physical and mental fitness
  • Experience positive social interaction
Citizenship
  • Encourage the skill and desire to help others
  • Gain a keen respect for the basic rights of others
Character Education
  • Help make ethical choices
  • Fulfill one’s responsibility to society as a whole
Leadership Experience
  • Acquire leadership skills necessary to fulfill one’s responsibility in society
  • Develop a variety of leadership traits
Young Adults Involved In Exploring will
  • Gain practical knowledge of and experience in a career
  • Engage in a program of activities centered on career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character development, and leadership experience to encourage the development of the whole person
  • Have opportunities to take on leadership roles
  • Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring, and enjoyable environment
Midland Police Department Explorer Qualifications
  • Age 14 (completed 8th grade) or 15 to 20 years of age.
  • Good moral character.
  • Passing all classes in school.
  • Average to good physical fitness.