Police Explorers

The Schererville Police Explorers Post 9-1-1 is made up of young men and women, between the ages of 16 and 21, from all over Lake County, IN. Explorers join because of their shared interest in law enforcement and their desire to learn how police services are delivered.

The program is geared towards educating career-oriented teens and young adults, interested in law enforcement, about the day-to-day operations of police work. During scheduled meetings and activities Explorers have the opportunity to learn about police work and how police departments operate by participating in training and hands on activities.

In addition Explorers accumulate training hours, which provides them the opportunity to participate in the ride-a-long program. Explorers can then ride and interact with on duty police officers as they respond to calls and patrol the community. This gives them the opportunity to see for themselves if this is truely the career choice for them. Through the program Explorers learn some of the challenges there are within the law enforcement field and the skills required to be a police officer.

In addition to gaining this knowledge Explorers can also participate in local special events and festivals and work side by side with police officers while assisting with traffic and crowd control and helping maintain order.

Some of the pictures from events and training that the Explorers have participated in were posted for viewing. Select one of the topics to the right to view the photos.

Note: Although the Schererville Explorer Program is law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian.

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