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 Gil Benitez, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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
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.