The Parker Police Explorer Program was established in 1994. The Police Explorer Post is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life. The Explorer Program is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed the 8th grade and are 14 years of age, or who are 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday.
The Parker Police Explorer Post helps youth to gain insight into law enforcement programs that offer hands-on career activities. For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement, Police Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth to have a future in law enforcement.
Parker Police Explorers give over 1,000 hours of community service to the Town of Parker each year. Some of the activities that they are involved in include:
The Explorers meet at the Parker Police Department for the majority of their trainings and events.
They are involved in the Ride-Along and Sit-Along Program which allows them to get hands on experience with police officers and other department members.
The Explorers participate in several community events, such as Parker Days, Let Freedom Sing and Country Carriage Parade.
The Explorers also have the opportunity to show off what they have learned. They travel to multiple competitions that can be can be tactical related or patrol based to compete against other posts, regionally and nationally.
Explorers are eligible to attend Leadership Training and have the potential to hold a leadership role in the Post.
Explorers also attend a Law Enforcement Explorer Academy, which gives them exposure to what the police academy is like and valuable training.
Explorers will be able to attend an Explorer Law Enforcement Academy, complete in a variety of competitions throughout the United States and participate in an invaluable learning experience. For more information on this program, please email our explorer advisors.
Requirements for Police Explorers
You must be between the ages of 15 and 20, or 14 and completed 8th grade
Must have no felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions
Must be maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Must be able to volunteer a minimum of 6 hours per month, to include attending the weekly or bi-weekly meetings