Law Enforcement Exploring, also known as Police Explorers, is a career-oriented program that gives youth and young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement agencies.
Founded July 12, 1973, it is one of the Exploring programs from Learning for Life, a non-scouting subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. It focuses on providing personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, and other activities for youth (ages 14-20) who are interested in a career in law enforcement.
Durham Police Department’s (DPD) Explorer Post 357 was established October 1, 1987 and currently funds approximately fifteen (15) slots each year for existing and new Explorers. Applications are accepted year-round.
Several former Durham Police Explorers have gone on to join DPD:
Inv. Roberts (D2 Investigations), Ofc. Trice (CEU), Brandon Parrott (CrimeStoppers), Sgt. N. Cloninger (UP-D4), Sgt. J. Cloninger (Slide), Officer Wagstaff (UP-D2), Officer Richards (UP – D1)
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