The Monroe Police Department Explorer Post 262 is a youth program that provides
a means through which young men and women gain training and experience in the law enforcement field. This program's
goal is to help the young person decide if a law enforcement career is right for them. The program provides opportunities
for community involvement and develops greater understanding between the community and the police.
Activities center around law enforcement training. The training includes, but is not limited to the following areas:
Traffic Enforcement and Accident Investigation; Crime Scene Processing; Report Writing; Domestic Crisis Intervention; Public
Relations; Building, Vehicle and Area Searches; Firearms Use and Safety; Fingerprinting and Identification; Criminal, Traffic
and Juvenile Law. Law Enforcement Explorers will also be given the opportunity to participate in organized recreational
activities and competitive events; such as Survival Weekend.
The Monroe Police Department has developed an Explorer Ride-Along Program that gives Explorers the opportunity to ride
with a police officer and observe the officer in performance of his/her duties. More information on the Explorer Ride-Along
Program can be found under Guidelines.
Qualifications for the Explorer is 14 and be in the ninth grade to 21 years of age, be of good moral character, attend
scheduled meetings, and must remain in school until graduation maintaining a C- average.
Total cost of membership, registration fees, and insurance is $25.00.