Edenton Police Department


 Explorer Post #482

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Law Enforcement Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement.
Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.
Law Enforcement Exploring combines some classroom training with Ride-Alongs in police vehicles, Pistol Shooting, Community Policing and much more…
Explorers develop:
  • Leadership Skills
  • Respect for police officers & explorers
  • New personal skills
  • Marksmanship
  • Law Enforcement Protocols
Explorers learn about:
  • Accident Scene Procedures
  • Bomb Threat Response
  • Proper Equipment usage
Explorers have an opportunity to participate in
  • Ride-Alongs
  • National Events & Competitions
  • Community Service
Explorers learn about the educational requirements for a career in Law Enforcement and will receive tangible advice on steps they can take now to prepare and position themselves for a successful career in the field of Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement Career Exploring provides the following benefits:
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Leadership experience and social network development
  • Fun and Exciting “hands-on” career experiences
  • Community service opportunities
  • College & Career Readiness preparation
  • Team building
When do meetings take place?
Law Enforcement Career Exploring posts typically meet on a monthly basis during the school year. Most programs parallel the high school calendar and begin in the fall. There are a number of programs that start at other times during the year to meet the needs of the host organization and participants. Programs are flexible enough to fit in with other activities.

Anyone interested in the program or to obtain more information should contact:
Sergeant EL Colson
Edenton Police Department
Phone - (252) 482-9886