Police Explorers Program

The Police Explorers Program is active

and accepting applications!


What are the Explorers?

The Explorers are a division of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women of high school age. The Explorer Post recruits members, elects officers, and plans programs based on need and Post capability.

What will a law enforcement Explorer do?

Examples of Police Explorer service include:

    1. Crime prevention
    2. Assisting the needy
    3. Security checks
    4. First aid
    5. Assist motorists
    6. Receive complaints
    7. Assist in locating missing persons
    8. Provide geographic directions

Law enforcement Explorer Post participate in a variety of programs and projects featuring training, skills development, community service, and having fun.

Who should be a member of the Explorers?

Young men and women who are interested in:

    1. A law enforcement career
    2. Building social skills
    3. Learning leadership skills
    4. Improving mental and emotional fitness
    5. Assisting with City-sponsored events
    6. Firearms safety

Requirements are:

  1. Age 14 and completed 8th grade - 20 years of age
  2. No criminal history
  3. Graduated or in school
  4. If under 18, parental approval

For information on becoming part of our Explorer Team please contact
Sergeant Maria Bowen
at 672-4147.

Click here for the Law enforcement Explorers Application

News from Explorers Post #5321

Nine local youths are currently enrolled and started off the program with a week-long entry school designed to acclimate the Explores to the duties and responsibilities of the average police officer.  Their mornings began with physical fitness and drill formation training.  In addition, the Exploeres also received training in areas such as officer safety, community policing and received an American Life Saver CPR Certification.

Upon completion of the first week, the Explorers, their families and staff members of the Police Department gathered to attend a graduation ceremony for the Explorers.

The application process continues and anyone interested in becoming a NBPD Explorer is encouraged to contact any of the below advisors for additional information:

Sergeant Maria Bowen  

Officer Billy Zerby               

Officer Jason Williams        

Officer Bradley McKee        

Officer Nicholas Rhodes     

Officer Edwin Santiago      

Officer Scott Johnson

Officer Justin Wester         

Office Asst. Janet Irwin      

City of New Bern
PO Box 1129
New Bern, NC 28563-1129
Police Dept. Main # (252) 672-4100
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