Monterey Park Police Explorer Post 300
Monterey Park Explorers meet twice a month at the Monterey Park Police Department. The purpose of the Monterey Park Explorer Program is to expose young adults between the ages of 14-21 to a future career in law enforcement. Being a Police Explorer is a fun and interesting way of preparing yourself for the future while getting involved with the community. The training and skills earned are valuable resources that can be used throughout a lifetime, whether or not law enforcement is chosen as a career. It will provide an opportunity to meet local police personnel, observe daily activities at the police station, learn how to interact with the public and serve the community.
Explorer members will receive hours of training in skills such as patrol procedure, radio communications and codes, physical fitness training and defensive tactics, responsibility, accountability, leadership, and teamwork. In addition, explorers participate in the ride-a-long program, assist with community events to promote the Police Department and its activities, meet community members, and act as a representative of the Monterey Park Police Department. Explorers may participate in various community service activities, conduct Color Guard service at City Council meetings, participate in competitions with other posts and other tasks as assigned.
The Police Explorer Program is the career education division of the Boy Scouts of America. Explorers are given hands-on training and mentoring by Monterey Park Police Officers and Police staff members. The Exploring Division is a resource that supports both youth and adults in our program with leadership training and development.
Applications will be filed in the order of receipt and future candidates will be contacted.
- Between the age of 14 to 21 (Explorers may remain in the post until their 21st birthday until the end of the Post Charter)
- Maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average
- Have no felony convictions or serious misdemeanor criminal convictions
- Good moral character and willingness to succeed
- No association with Street Gangs
For those interested in becoming an Explorer, an application (PDF) form is required to be completed and mailed or dropped off to the Police Department.
Upon acceptance to the Explorer Program, the candidate must complete an 18-week academy and incur a portion of the cost for a uniform. The department will provide a work uniform consisting of a uniform shirt, pants, and belt. The candidate must provide his / her own pair of uniform boots. The department will also provide the candidate with personal safety equipment for training sessions.