Police Explorer Program is a program open to all youth from the
community ranging from 14 to 21 years in age. The Police Exploring
Program is sanctioned by the Boy Scouts of America, and is maintained
and staffed by members of the Pelham Police Department. It is strictly
a volunteer program that gives service to the Police Department and
the community. The Exploring Program is a structured program that
gives young men and women the academic and technical training needed
to become future Law Enforcement Officers. The program also gives
Explorers the leadership skills and self-discipline needed to become
successful community leaders.
To become a Police
Explorer, applicants must attend an Explorer Academy, which teaches
the basic skills utilized by Explorers throughout their Explorer
experience. The Explorer Program focuses on team building skills and
unity, while teaching these young men and women to work together for
one common goal.
Academy is a discipline Academy that focuses on physical
conditioning, reading, writing and comprehension skills, as well as
interpersonal communications. The Explorer training also includes
technical training utilized by everyday Police Officers. Explorer
Advisors and Explorer Drill Instructors staff the Explorer Academy.
Once an Explorer
Cadet completes the Explorer Academy, they become Pelham Police
Explorers. Police Explorers provide a valuable service to the
community by assisting in traffic related duties, fingerprinting of
children for "Kid print" programs, Color Guard details for community
functions and Administrative service to the Police Department.
Explorers also compete in and attend regional and local Explorer
Competitions and Fun Days. These competitions challenge Explorers in
team activities and also in individual physical competition events.
To become a Police
Explorer, one must complete an Explorer Application and return the
application to the Police Department. Police Explorer Cadets will be
introduced into the Explorer Program and attend monthly meetings,
while being assigned to a Senior Explorer to assist them throughout
their Academy training.
If you are
interested in becoming a Pelham Police Explorer, please contact Lt.
Brian McCarthy at the Pelham Police Department @ 635-2411 or