Police Explorer Post 357

Become a Durham Police Explorer Post 357

Youth gain skills in the following areas:
- Career Preparation
  • Exposure to various criminal justice careers
  • Hands-on experiences and career focused training
  • Opportunities for academic credit
  • Develop contacts that may broaden employment options
-Life skills
  • Improve physical and mental fitness
  • positive interactions with law enforcement professionals
  • Service to the community
-Character Education
  • Interpersonal growth through self-discipline, teamwork, challenging experiences, and high standards of performance and personal conduct.
-Leadership Experience
  • Learn responsibility to self and others through leadership
  • Opportunities for youth to lead program activities
In addition, Explorer's have access to the following opportunities:
-Awards and Scholarships
-National Associations/Conferences
-Explorer Leadership Academies

Durham Police Explorer Post 357 Badge

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be 14 – 20 years old (Must have completed the 8th grade).
  • New Explorers entering the program for the first time may be no older than 18 years old at the time of their first meeting.
  • No serious criminal history or serious traffic violation (background check).
  • Maintain an overall 2.0 GPA in school.
  • Obtain a recommendation from a teacher or community leader.
  • A community leader is a non-familial adult who takes on a leadership role in the community. This may include a coach, mentor, job supervisor, religious leader, etc.
  • Receive parental or legal guardian approval.
  • Complete a 6 month probationary period.
  • Complete and submit all application documents.

Selection Process

If you are interested in learning more and meet the above requirements, please complete and submit the following information:

  • Add Form to collect the following information:
  • Full Applicant Name
  • Applicant Phone Number
  • Applicant Email
  • Applicant Address (street, city, zip code)
  • Date of Birth
  • Grade Level
  • Current GPA
  • Have you ever been charged with a crime?
  • Full Parent/Guardian Name
  • Parent/Guardian Phone Number
  • Parent/Guardian Email address
  • Parent/Guardian address (if different from applicant)