Now Accepting Applications! Fall 2018 Explorer Academy
New Explorer Orientation: Thursday August 16, 2018.
Interested youth ages 14-20 and their parents are welcome to attend an Open House on August 16th, 2018 to learn more about Explorer Post 181. The event will start at 6pm at the Tucson Border Patrol Station and will feature an overview of our program and the opportunity to meet some of our current Explorers.
Following the application and selection process, the new Explorer Trainees will be required to complete a 16-week academy (meetings are every Saturday) and maintain passing scores in both academic and physical requirements before graduating and earning the rank of “Explorer”.
Gain exposure to various criminal justice careers and have a positive interaction with law enforcement professionals.
Obtain “hands-on” experience and awareness of the criminal justice system, thereby helping Explorers to make an informed decision on a career in law enforcement or a related field.
Receive comprehensive career-focused training that in many cases qualifies for academic credit (i.e. career education credit).
Preparation for career-related college degree programs and other advanced education opportunities
Benefit from interpersonal growth through self-discipline, teamwork, challenging experiences, and high standards of performance and personal conduct.
Enhanced character development and improved physical and mental fitness.
Learn responsibility to self and others through leadership opportunities.
Community service and networking activities by assisting sponsoring agency in a supplementary law enforcement and liaison capacity.
Explorer Post 181
Explorer Post 181 is chartered through Learning for Life/Boy Scouts of America (LFL/BSA) and promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.
Explorer Post 181 is committed to the partnership between law enforcement and America’s youth and can be your bridge to one of the most challenging and exciting missions in law enforcement today as America’s frontline.
Explorer Post 181 Advisor Association
The Explorer Post 181 Advisor Association was created in 2014 for the purposes of Law Enforcement Exploring and is an incorporated entity recognized by the State of Arizona as a non-profit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.
Law Enforcement Exploring provides young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition and other activities.
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