Explorer Program

The Fort Myers Police Department is committed to the partnership between law enforcement and America's youth.  FMPD's Explorer Program is your bridge to one of the most challenging and exciting missions in law enforcement today - serving as guardians of our beautiful City of Palms.

With so many unique careers under one agency, you'll have the chance to experience a wide range of law enforcement activities and choose the one that's right for you.  We want to extend a personal invitation to you to take part in the FMPD mission as an active FMPD Explorer.  Come join a great program that offers you the chance to work in an exciting environment.

If you have any questions about the FMPD Explorer Program, please contact your local Post Adviser, Officer Edward Cutie, ecutie@fmpolice.com.  We look forward to having you on our team.

FACTS ABOUT THE PROGRAM

 

The Explorer Program offers opportunities in character building, good citizenship, and fitness for young men and women ages 14 through 20.

Law Enforcement Explorer posts offer programs in law enforcement and criminal justice, which provide Explorers with practical training and hands-on experience in those areas.

The Fmpd Explorer Program provides opportunities for Explorers to participate in law enforcement related activities.

TRAINING

 

When accepted into the program, an Explorer will receive extensive training and on the job experience to help prepare them for a career in Law Enforcement.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

 

As an Explorer, you will be able to:


  • Participate in traffic/crowd control details
  • Assist disabled motor vehicles
  • Compete routine law enforcement paperwork
  • Prepare witness statements
  • Serve as a reception officer at the police department to assist citizens and direct walk-in complaints
  • Receive training in police records
  • Train with other divisions like Investigations and Crime Scene
  • Participate in ride-a-longs with sworn officers
  • Operate a police vehicle in certain situations
  • Take field trips
  • Attend the Law Enforcement Explorer Conference
  • Participate in other Explorer Programs

HOW THE EXPLORER PROGRAM BENEFITS YOU AND FMPD


If accepted into the Explorer Program, you will gain:

  • Exposure to local, state, and federal law enforcement careers and professionals
  • Exposure to the unique aspects of the FMPD law enforcement system
  • Education, training, and a knowledge of career requirements for FMPD
  • Opportunities to develop self-confidence and self-discipline
  • Help in establishing and achieving educational and other self-improvement goals

AT THE SAME TIME, IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE YOUR STRENGTHS AND EXPERIENCE BY:


  • Giving FMPD personnel the opportunity to get to know their community's young people by sharing common interest
  • Helping FMPD to identify potential law-enforcement career candidates
  • Involving young people in activities that help increase the effectiveness of FMPD's own personnel and help accomplish the FMPD mission

If you are interested in joining Explorer Post 55, click HERE to apply.