Explorer Post 5151

The Colony Police Department Law enforcement Exploring Program with Police seal

You are welcome to come and see what the Explorers are about. They meet most every Monday in the Municipal Courtroom 6 - 9 p.m.

What Is Exploring

Law Enforcement Exploring is a program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. The purpose of the program is to acquaint young men and young women with careers in Law Enforcement.

Goals & Objectives

The Goals and Objectives of The Colony Police Explorer Program are to:

  • Build leadership skills
  • Encourage the Explorer’s participation in community service activities
  • Further the Explorer’s education
  • Prepare the Explorers as citizens, community leaders, and as police officers

Membership

The membership requirements listed can, at the discretion of the Post Advisory Staff, be changed to allow for admission or denial of special cases. Basically, membership qualifications are as follows:

  • Must have attained the age of 14 and be out of the 8th Grade or 15 and still in the 8th Grade and no older than 20 years of age
  • Must be in good physical and mental condition
  • Must have maintained a passing average in their scholastic subjects
  • Must not have had negative police contacts
  • Must pass a background investigation
  • Must maintain a good moral character
  • Must maintain an appearance and demeanor which is in keeping with the standards of The Colony Police Department
  • Must have full approval of parents or guardian and assurance of their support and cooperation

Ride-Along Program

The Explorers will be allowed to get firsthand knowledge of patrol procedures by riding with a police officer in the field during a normal tour of duty. The Explorers will observe, experience, and learn law enforcement first hand.

Training

  • Accident Scene Investigations
  • Arrest, Search, Seizure
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Code of Criminal Procedure
  • Communications
  • The Court System
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Crowd Control
  • Fingerprints-Taking and Lifting
  • First Aid
  • Handcuffing / Arrest Procedures
  • History of Law Enforcement
  • Hostage Negotiations
  • Juvenile Law
  • Map Reading / Report Writing
  • Narcotics
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Penal Code
  • Physical Fitness
  • Tactics
  • Traffic Control
  • U.S Constitution
  • Weapons / Firearms
  • Traffic Code and Radar

Projects & Activities

  • Child Fingerprinting
  • Community Activities
  • Fund-raisers
  • National Night Out
  • Parades and Rallies
  • Training Seminars
  • Weekly Meetings