Police Explorers

Welcome to the Wilson Police Department

Explorer Post# 557

 

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE EXPLORER PROGRAM?
Our purpose is to encourage and educate young men and women in the field of Law Enforcement by exploring related careers including Police Officer, Communications, Community Policing and Forensic Crime Scene Investigation.  We emphasize discipline, responsibility, and integrity so Explorers will have what it takes to successfully achieve a career in Law Enforcement.
WHAT DOES A POLICE EXPLORER DO?
  • A Police Explorer studies the Wilson Police Departments radio codes to become proficient in communications skills.
  • A Police Explorer becomes familiar with various functions within the Wilson Police Department and how they assist in crime prevention.
  • A Police Explorer is involved in community service to enhance life experience, community relations, character development and teamwork.
  • A Police Explorer is required to maintain grades, physical fitness and participate in physical training exercises.
  • A Police Explorer wears an Explorer Uniform and must complete mandatory yearly training.
  • A Police Explorer engages in mock Police situations such as arrest/control techniques, vehicle stops and suspect/victim/witness interactions, Domestic Violence scenarios, SRT and are trained in CPR.
  • A Police Explorer goes on ride-a-longs with Police Officers in the field up to twice a month.
  • A Police Explorer represents their Family, the City of Wilson Police Department, the City of Wilson and its Citizens. The Explorer must have good moral character and refrain from behavior that would bring discredit upon themselves, their Family, the City of Wilson Police Department, the City of Wilson and the Citizens they serve.
  • All Police Explorers have the opportunity of demonstrating the techniques and abilities learned at numerous annual Explorer conferences throughout the year.
Wilson Police Explorer Applicant Requirements:
  • Explorers must be between the ages of 14 and 20 and have completed the eighth grade to join.
  • Be enrolled in private, home or public schools within Wilson County. (Not a GED program) and maintain a 2.0 Grade point average and be involved in a continuing education program after high school.
  • Explorers must submit to a criminal background check.
  • Explorers must be able to work special assignment details and events that are usually at night and on weekends.
  • Explorers must participate in fund raising activities.
  • Explorers under 18 must have their parent’s permission to become a member.
  • Explorers must demonstrate a desire to succeed.
  • Explorers must demonstrate a respect for authority.
  • Explorers must demonstrate good judgment.
 
WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION?
Wilson Police Explorer POST 557 is led by Explorers, who serve as Explorer Lieutenants and Sergeants and privates. This provides explorers with the opportunity to learn basic leadership skills. The Explorer POST is overseen directly by sworn Wilson Police Officers.
Police Explorers meet every Tuesday from 5:30pm-8:30pm at the Police Substation at 1800 L. Fountain Dr. Community Center Wilson North Carolina.
Participation as a Wilson  Police Explorer is at the discretion of the Explorer Advisors and the Chief of Police.  Any conduct contrary to the professional image of the Wilson Police Department may terminate an Explorer’s participation in the POST.

Questions should be directed to Officer Christopher Jones  at cjones@wilsonnc.org or by calling 252-399-2385.

 

DO YOU STILL THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
ARE YOU PREPARED!
If you are ready to begin your adventure as a Wilson Police Explorer, you must fill out a Police Explorer Application.  Prepare your mind to be a team player. Have the mindset that all goals can be achieved with time and the commitment to excellence. Believe that failure is only a temporary step towards obtaining and achieving a desired goal. Failure is a part of Learning. Quitting is giving up on your dreams and goals. “FAILURES ARE ACCEPTABLE” “TO QUIT IS NOT!”.

Downloads

Explorer Application Explorer Application (267 KB)
Explorer Borchure Explorer Borchure (590 KB)