Police Explorers

Hands on experience in the challenging field of Law Enforcement!

           Pictures of group of Police Explorers in uniform.          

Police Explorers are youths 14-21 years of age, who are of good moral character, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and have an interest in Law Enforcement. Police Exploring is a division of the Boy Scouts of America and promotes character development, citizenship, training and personal fitness through Law Enforcement training and fun community service.

Orange City Police Explorers meet every Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00 PM, at the Wava Hall (200 N Holly Ave). During this time, Explorers are exposed to safe, structured Law Enforcement training, to include classroom principles and hands-on practice on the following topics:

• Crime Prevention
• Accident Investigation
• Crime Scene Investigations
• Traffic Stops
• First Aid
• Patrol Procedures
• Search and Arrest
• Bomb Threats

Explorers are mentored by full-time police officers, called advisers, who have many years of experience. There is a chain-of-command within the post, in which Explorers, who demonstrate competence and maturity, can attain leadership roles.

The Police Explorer Post is a non-profit organization and do fund raising to participate in many events including Parades, Manatee Festival, Fireworks and Fun, National Night Out, all City Parades. The Police Explorers have worked with local businesses and schools providing assistance with varied programs.

Post #2301 also participates in the Central Florida Law Enforcement Explorer Academy (CFLEEA) at Seminole State College each summer.

None of this is done without a cost; uniforms, equipment, and travel expenses. Your assistance via our sponsorship program makes a way to offset these expenses. If you would like to donate to our Explorer Post 2301 please contact us using the information below. There are several levels of affordable tax deductible sponsorship’s that come with wonderful benefits

Explorers do not have actual Police Powers of Arrest!!!
Parental participation is encouraged!!!

Questions regarding the Orange City Police Explorers should be directed to Detective Sherif El-Shami. The Post Advisor phone number (386)775-5478 or e-mail ocpd-explorers@ourorangecity.com Applications can be picked up at the Police Department during normal business hours or on Thursdays at the Explorer meetings

By submitting your application to be a member of Post 2301 you will be taking on a tremendous responsibility that will also include opportunities to learn and grow. You will need to maintain an image that positively reflects your association with the Orange City Police Department.

Membership Requirements

• Must be 14 to 18 years of age
• Must be enrolled in an academic institution at 9th grade level or higher
• Must be of sound moral character
• Must have no serious criminal history
• Must maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA

Riders Program

Active members are permitted to participate in the Explorer Ride Along Program. Each rider must complete a Hold Harmless Agreement (can be picked up at the Orange City Police Dept.) for each ride along. Each form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian for explorers under 18 years of age.

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The young men and women of this program have participated in such events as Firearms Training

Picture of Police Explorers and Adults at Gun Range for training.

National Night Out

Stop Stick Training

Picture of Officer and Police Explorer during stop stick training.

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