The Plano Explorer Program is Currently Recruiting!
If you or someone you know may be interested in learning more please consider coming by any of our Monday night meetings which start at 6:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm.
All meetings are now being held at the Plano Police Academy located at 4912 14th Street.
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All of the explorers and advisors would like the thank the Plano Police Association and the Plano Police Academy Alumni Association for their support of our program. With out their generous assistance our teams would not be able to compete in the TLEEAA competition this Summer!
What is Law Enforcement Exploring?
Law Enforcement Exploring is a part of the Boy Scouts of America “Learning for Life” Program and is designed to acquaint young people with the nature and complexity of law enforcement.
The goals and objectives of the Plano Law Enforcement Explorer program are to further the Explorer’s education, encourage the Explorer’s participation in a wide variety of community service activities, and enhance the Explorer’s preparation for future roles as citizens, community members, leaders and potential future law enforcement officers.
Both male and female young adults are encouraged to join. To become a member of the Explorer Post #911 you must be between the ages of 14 and 20 years of age, have parental permission and be enrolled in a school and maintain a “C” average in each subject. In addition, you must pass a thorough background check, pass a structured review board, and complete the Basic Explorer Training Program.
Explorer Post #911 is overseen by the Crime Prevention Unit. Sworn Officers and Public Safety Officers act as Advisors and conduct the weekly training. Meetings are held every Monday from 6:00pm until 9:00pm. Meetings are usually held at the Tri-City Police Academy located at 4912 14th Street.
We ask that any young adult interested attend three meetings prior to submitting an application for membership. An application can be obtained through the Crime Prevention Unit at one of the meetings or via the application button below.
Explorers are expected to pay monthly dues of $2.00, plus a yearly fee of $10.00 for BSA insurance. Each Explorer is issued a Class A and Class B uniform by the Plano Police Department to wear during training and events.
Explorers participate in many projects and activities, such as scenario training in order to compete with other Explorer Posts at statewide competitions. Other activities include training seminars, fund-raisers, parades and rallies, and safety fairs. Many community events are supported by Explorer Post #911, including Plano Balloon Festival, National Night Out, Kids Night Out, and Vacation Safety School.
Earned community hours are used towards ride-alongs with Police Officers. The Ride Along Program allows Explorers to observe officers as they work in the field during and 8 hour tour of duty. Explorers experience and learn law enforcement first hand. To be eligible for this part of the Law Enforcement Explorer program an Explorer must be at least 16 years of age, in good standing with the Post, have parental and advisor approval, and have satisfactorily completed the Basic Explorer Training Program.