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Law Enforcement Explorer Post 591

What is Exploring?

Exploring is career exploration program for young men and women who are at least 15 years of age but are not yet 21 (due to the large size of enrollment we are only able to take sophomores and above). It is part of the Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council’s “Learning for Life Program.” The Law Enforcement Exploring program is designed to acquaint young adults with the nature and complexity of law enforcement as they consider it as a potential career. Nationally, over 33,000 Explorers and 8,425 adult volunteers participate in Law Enforcement Exploring.

The primary goals of the Law Enforcement Exploring program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and also to challenge them to become responsible, active citizens in their communities. Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training for young adults on the purposes, mission and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership, opportunity service activities.

It combines classroom participation, hands-on training, city wide tours, Community Policing events, community service and much more.

Our post is managed through O.P.D.’s Neighborhood Services Unit in conjunction with Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council and holds meetings weekly at Public Safety Training Center 11616 Rainwood Road. The meetings are held every Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, following Omaha Public School in session calendar.

Explorers have the opportunity to work with Omaha Police Officers on a number of police-sponsored events that include Cops and Bobbers, Precinct Holiday Parties, O.P.D. sponsored camps just to name a few.

Benefits

 

Fun and exciting "hands-on" career experiences
Improved self-confidence

Leadership experience and social network development
Team building
Community service opportunities
College and career preparation

 

How Do You join?

In September, the Omaha Police Department, hosts a recruiting and informational session for the Explorers Program. Notices of this meeting are circulated through the school districts for any young adults and their parents that are interested to attend one of two meetings. Representatives from the Boy Scouts of America Mid-America Council and Omaha Police Explorer Post leaders are on hand to explain the program and answer any questions. For more information please call the Neighborhood Services Unit, Officer Ruben Soto at 402-444-5773.

Explorer Applicant Requirements

Youth who are interested in joining the Law Enforcement Explorer Post 591 program must:Youth who are interested in joining the Law Enforcement Explorer Post 591 program must:

Have an interest in law enforcement as a career

Be at least 15 years of age and not older than twenty

(18 and older must have previous unbroken membership Post 591)

(18 and younger must have parental permission to participate)

Maintain a good scholastic record (“C” average strongly encouraged)

Annual registration fee of $60.00 must be paid in advance prior to first meeting which includes an

Explorer T-shirt and liability insurance. 

No felony charges or convictions, no more than three explainable misdemeanor charges and no more than one explainable conviction

Parent's Responsibilities

Parents are responsible for their child's transportation to and from meetings and functions.

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