Explorers are youths 14-21 years of age, regardless of gender,
race or ethnicity who are of good moral character, maintain a
minimum 2.0 GPA and have an interest in Law Enforcement. Police
Exploring is a division of the Boy Scouts of America and promotes
character development, citizenship, training and personal fitness
through Law Enforcement training and fun community service.
Winter Park Police Explorers meet
every other Monday evening during the school year, from 6:00-9:00
PM, at the Winter Park Police Department or the Winter Park Training
Facility. During this time, Explorers are exposed to safe, structured
Law Enforcement training, to include classroom principles and
hands-on practice on the following topics:
- Crime Prevention
- Accident Investigation
- Crime Scene Investigations
- Traffic Stops
- First Aid
- Patrol Procedures
- Search and Arrest
- Bomb Threats
Explorers are mentored by full-time
police officers, called advisors, who have many years of experience.
Some of the Advisors are also School Resource Officers. There
is a chain-of-command within the post, in which Explorers, who
demonstrate competence and maturity, can attain rank.
The Police Explorers are a non-profit
organization and do fund
raising to participate in many events including parades, road
races, Neighborhood Watch, the Annual Winter Park Art Festival
and security details. Post #112 also participates in the Central
Florida Law Enforcement Explorer Academy (CFLEEA) at Seminole
State College each summer.
Explorers Do Not Have Actual
Police Powers Of Arrest!!!
Parental participation is
Questions regarding the Winter
Park Police Explorers should be directed to Officer Sam Easterbrook
at the Winter Park Police Department, Community Policing Unit
(407) 643-1603 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or your child is interested in becoming a Winter Park
Police Explorer, you can click on the below link.
Explorer Online Application