Police 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 6-9 p.m., 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 advisers, 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!!!
Questions regarding the Winter Park Police Explorers should be directed to Officer Daniel, Community Policing Unit 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.