POLICE EXPLORERS is a volunteer program that allows young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 to explore a career in law enforcement. Explorers volunteer at a variety of community events and provide public services ranging from traffic control to fingerprinting children. Once a prospective Explorer completes a training academy, consisting of 18 Saturdays, they will then be invited to participate in monthly patrol ride-along.
The Bell Gardens Police Explorers is a fantastic way to serve the community while preparing for a career in law enforcement. Many former Explorers now serve the City of Bell Gardens as Police Officers, Dispatchers, and other support personnel.
Explorers meet on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:30 PM, at the Bell Gardens Police Department. Meetings typically consist of general business, training scenarios and physical training.
Each meeting, Explorers have the opportunity to learn how the different divisions of the police department function. Explorers have participated in presentations from Detectives, K-9 Handlers, DUI Enforcement Officers, SWAT, Crime Scene Investigators, Traffic and Patrol.
HARD WORK AND PLAY!
Explorers function as a professional, cohesive team. Throughout the year, Explorers participate in competitions and outings as a reward for all of their hard work.