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.
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.
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
- 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