What are the Law Enforcement Explorers?
The Law Enforcement Explorer Post is a program sponsored by Boy Scouts of America for young men and women, ages 14 – 21. Law Enforcement Exploring is a youth development program centered around the five areas of program emphasis: career opportunities, leadership experience, life skills, service learning and character education. The purpose of the Explorer program is to educate and involve youths in police operations and to interest them in a future career in law enforcement.
The Smithfield Explorers meet monthly, are very involved in community service projects, and give back many hours of their time to the town. Explorers are also encouraged to participate in the RI Explorer Academy which is a one-week quasi-military style academy that gives explorers a feel of what recruits experience in the police academy. Smithfield sent five explorers to the 2011 academy held at the Feinstein Youth Camp in Burrillville, RI. The entire academy volunteered to provide traffic control for the annual Smithfield fireworks display held at Bryant University in July.
Who can be an Explorer?
You are eligible to be an Explorer if you are:
• Between the age of 14 and 20 years of age
• No Criminal History
• You are attending school
• If under 18 years age parental approval is required.
What do Explorers do?
Explorers have many opportunities to apply the training they receive. For example, explorers volunteer at community events providing security, traffic control, fingerprinting and assisting with community Crime Prevention Programs.
Explorers also learn firsthand how Police Officers perform their duties. Working closely with the officers, provides explorers with insight into the law enforcement profession.
The Explorer post conducts a variety of programs and projects. The following is a list of some of the activities and training in which the Explorers participate.
|• Patrol procedures
• National Night Out
• Traffic control
• Explorer Academy
• Accident Investigation
• DARE to be Fit
• Defensive tactics
• Holiday Gift Program
|• Community Policing
• Halloween Parade
• Firearms training
• Late night basketball
• Motor Vehicle Stops
• Smithfield Lions Road Race
• Criminal Investigation
• DARE to Skate
|• Report writing
• Smithfield Youth Organizations
• Search & Rescue
• Special Olympics
• Ride alongs
• Relay for Life
Want to know more?
For additional information or questions about this program contact:
Officer Robert Squillante from the S.P.D. Community Policing Unit via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be reached by phone at (401) 231-2500, ext.230. Although emails and voicemails left during weekdays are checked daily, please allow at least 48 hours for responses to your inquiry.
For general questions regarding any of our other community programs at the Smithfield Police Department check out the specific webpage dedicated to that program or contact us by phone at (401) 231-2500, ext.202 or via email at email@example.com.
How else can I stay informed?
Smithfield Police Community Newsletter
Do you want to be added to our Smithfield Police Community Newsletter? It’s easy. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “Newsletter” in the subject field and you will be added to our mailing list. That’s it. To go to our Smithfield Police Community Newsletter page, where you can download the most current newsletter as well as previous ones, click here
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