The Mesquite Police Department is a proud sponsor of Law Enforcement Explorer Program since 1988
This program gives young men and women a hands-on chance to determine if they want to pursue a career in law enforcement. It also builds trust and cooperation between youth and the police department.
Law Enforcement Exploring is a Learning for Life program, which is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. Each post is headed by an advisor, who also is a commissioned officer. The advisors also have associate advisors (commissioned officers as well) assisting them. These officers train and educate Explorers in a number of law enforcement subjects as well as in the department operations. The advisors and associate advisors, many of whom are former Explorers themselves, volunteer the time they spend with the program.
The department’s Explorers are young adults, both male and female, ages 14-21. This is a voluntary program that does require Explorer’s commitment to bettering themselves through their studies.
WHAT THE PROGRAM OFFERS
The Explorer Program gives young adults the chance to:
WHAT IT TAKES
Explorers not only represent themselves but they represent the MPD and our community as well. To become an Explorer, young people must meet the following standards:
*NOTE: Each Explorer must “retire” from the Explorer Post upon his/her 21st birthday.
SO HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
If you meet the requirements for membership and you’d like more information or would like to become an Explorer, you can contact our school resource officer at Virgin Valley High School.
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