Police Explorer Program

The Saint Paul Police Explorer Post gives city youth (ages 14–20) hands-on experience in law enforcement activities. Utilizing the nationally recognized Learning for Life curricula, this afterschool program includes one-on-one long-term mentoring from volunteer officers, builds leadership skills and gives young people the opportunity to serve their community. Experience as an Explorer opens up a world of career possibilities—in law enforcement and beyond.

Contact us to schedule a visit to our post. You are not required to join the program after the visit, but we think you will like what we are doing here and won't want to leave!

History

The Saint Paul Police Explorer Post #454 is sponsored by the Saint Paul Police Department and is affiliated with the Exploring Division of the North Star Council, Boys Scouts of America. As an explorer, you will receive scenario-based training.  Explorers travel to state and national competitions and conferences to test their new skills against other posts.

Upon completion of required trainings, Explorers assist the Saint Paul Police Department, the City of Saint Paul and its citizens in providing for the safety and order of our community. As part of this Explorer Post, you will be involved in assisting the police department with such events as the St. Paul Winter Carnival, The Minnesota State Fair, and The Taste of Minnesota.

Requirements:

  • Between the ages of 14 and 20
  • Pass written test
  • Pass thorough background investigation
  • Pass oral interview panel
  • $35.00 fee (payable to Boy Scouts)

Training:

  • Basic first-aid & CPR
  • Minnesota State Statutes & St. Paul City Ordinances
  • St. Paul Police Department Policy and Procedures
  • Scenario based training in 12 law enforcement related topics

Meetings:

  • Held at the Richard Rowan Training Center building. 600 Lafayette Road
  • Weekly meetings, with some Saturday trainings throughout the year