Explorer Post


                                                             Baldwin Park Police Explorers

An explorer is a volunteer scout that participates in civilian observer ride-a-longs. He or she assists the police with searches for evidence; report writing, crime prevention, disaster assistance, crowd and traffic control, security at major events, and other challenging assignments, some of which help the Explorers earn money for their post. Explorers also participate in educational and recreational trips, which involve visits to other police agencies throughout California and the Nation. With the training and direction received as Police Explorers, many young men and women have gone on to choose law enforcement, or other forms of public service, including the military, as a career.

BPPD Police Explorers

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Baldwin Park Police Department Explorer Program is designed for youths 14 to 21 years of age. After graduating from the Los Angeles County Sheriff”s Explorer Academy, explorers are assigned to Explorer Post 654. Police officers then work with the explorers in an effort to provide community service. Officers also provide insight and guidance to explorers who decide to pursue a career in law enforcement.

EXPLORER ACADEMY
The Explorer Academy is held at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Explorer Academy in Whittier. Training includes instruction in crime prevention, basic law, report writing, drill and ceremonies, physical training, and other topics. Instruction is provided by current Police Officers. Upon successfully completing the Academy requirements, recruits will receive a certificate verifying completion of training.  You may also obtain more information at www.starsexploreracademy.org

QUALIFICATIONS
Be at least 14 years of age and in the ninth grade.
Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all schoolwork.
Pass an oral interview and a background investigation.
Have no record of arrest convictions.
Be in good health and emotionally sound. Maintain good moral character.
Register with Learning for Life (Boy Scouts of America)
Demonstrate a willingness to participate in Explorer activities.
Attend and graduate from theExplorerAcademy.

BPPD Police Explorers

EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS
You must purchase your uniform (approximately $130.00)

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact an Explorer Post Advisor at the Baldwin Park Police Department
Dispatcher Liliana Davila ldavila@baldwinpark.com or Dispatcher Rosa Esparza resparza@baldwinpark.com.

(626) 960-1955
Baldwin Park Police Department
14403 Pacific Avenue
Baldwin Park, CA 91706