The Delray Beach Police Department’s Explorer program is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with the agency. Founded on July 12, 1973, the Police Explorer program is one of the Exploring programs of Learning for Life, a non-Scouting subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. If you would like to become a part of this agency’s Explorer program, you must meet the criteria of being 14 to 21 years of age, have to have completed the eighth grade, is a full-time student with a 2.0 or above GPA, and is in good standing within the community. There are many young adults interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement, but the interest is not a requirement in becoming a part of the program at this agency.
As a Delray Beach Police Explorer, participants in the program must meet all the obligations of becoming an explorer before being issued a Delray Beach Police Department explorer uniform. Qualified participants are also given authorization to ride along with police officers, receive extensive police oriented training in traffic stops, defensive tactics, firearms, report writing, courtroom testimony, assist in community initiatives, and provide security for special events.
If you would like to join the Delray Beach Police Department’s Explorer program or would like to make a donation, please contact Sergeant Jeffrey Rasor at (561) 243-7802 or Rasor@mydelraybeach.com or Sergeant Nichol Guerriero at (561) 243-7888 or Guerrieroe@mydelraybeach.com.
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