Program DetailsThe Explorers Program is operated in conjunction with Learning for Life, a national program associated with the Boy Scouts of America. This program is open to area youth between 14 and 20 years of age who have an interest in law enforcement. (Must have completed the 8th grade) The explorer will receive a minimum of 40 hours of training in basic law enforcement in an Explorer Academy, and then receive ongoing training throughout the year through in-serve training at monthly meetings, along with riding with patrol officers.
Explorers also attend various field trips. Explorers have the opportunity to demonstrate their learned skills while competing against other explorer posts in both local and national competitions. Police explorers also assist the police department in various functions such as assisting with crowd control and parking at large events and festivals in the township. The Springfield Township Law Enforcement Explorer Post has won several best overall post awards in tri-state competitions over the past several years, and was named the best post in Ohio in 2010. Many of our former explorers have gone on to careers in law enforcement both at the local and federal levels.
Explorers meet every Tuesday from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the SPringfield Township Police Department.