Established in 2004, the BHPD Explorer Program gives teens the opportunity to assist the Police Department with non-hazardous tasks, and provides an opportunity for youth to develop tools to succeed in life, regardless of their ultimate career goal. The Police Explorer Flyer can be found here.
Exploring is a career education program sponsored by Learning for Life. Participants will:
- Engage in practical, real and meaningful hands-on experiences
- Develop career and personal skills
- Gain insight into future vocations
- Discover opportunities to help others
- Find a positive alternative to harmful youth activities, such as drug abuse and gang involvement
- Learn how to be an effective member of the community
To become an Explorer, young men and women between the ages of 14 and 18 must meet the following requirements:
- Have at least a "C" (2.0) grade point average on the last two report cards;
- No physical handicaps that could cause injury to himself/herself or jeopardize other program participants;
- Must not have had any serious contacts with the police: no arrests and no convictions.
Each applicant must pass an oral interview, background investigation, and medical examination and successfully complete the Explorer Academy in order to obtain permanent Explorer status. After completion of the Academy, Explorers attend weekly meetings and participate in assigned details.
If you would like to submit an application or if you have further questions, please contact the Explorer Advisor Sergeant.