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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. 

This program combines classroom participation, hands-on training, city-wide tours, Community Policing events, community service and much more (no additional charges for tours).

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.

Explorer Post #591 Spring session will begin on Thursday, February 7th, 2019. Please download the required registration forms and bring them with you when you attend one of the FREE informational sessions. The sessions are on Wednesday & Thursday, January 23 & 24, 2019. This will help speed up the registration process if your student decides to join.

 

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 and January, we will host recruiting and informational meetings two days in each month (only need to attend one meeting). We have two sessions, Fall and Spring, for you to choose from. In each session, the classroom curriculum will be very close to the same, and the city-wide tours will be seasonal. Each session will be approximately eleven weeks long and will be $50 per student, which includes a T-shirt and minimal office supplies. 

Explorer Applicant Requirements

The student must have:

Interest in criminal law

Be at least 15 years of age and not older than 21

(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)

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.

For additional information or questions please feel free to contact Officer Ruben Soto at 402-444-5773 or ruben.soto@cityofomaha.org.

OPD Explorer Post #591 Kick-Off Form

OPD Explorer Post #591 Application for Membership

OPD Explorer Post #591 Health and Medical Summary Form

OPD Explorer Post #591 Indemnity Form

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