Boy Scouts of America sponsors Explorer Programs in a wide variety of
professions, including Fire Fighting, Medical Professions, Chemistry, High
Adventure, and Law Enforcement. The Riverside Police Department
in the Police Explorer program through our Explorer Posts
established at our main Field Operations stations.
The Riverside Police Department Explorer Post is a
group of young people, ages 14-21, who have an interest in learning about
law enforcement as a possible career. Explorers learn
the law, court procedures, police patrol techniques and organizational
skills. Upon meeting requirements, Explorers are allowed to ride along in
the field with a patrol officer and respond to police calls, participating
in the normal routines of community policing and interacting with the
community. This provides an opportunity for Explores
to get a first-hand perspective of the reality of modern law enforcement.
The Explorer program is designed to build
character, develop leadership
skills and potential, develop an appreciation for community service, and
develop good citizenship habits. Explorers take part in events such as
children's finger printing, Kids Expo's, McGruff the Crime Dog visits,
Traffic Safety Fairs, Galleria At Tyler patrol, security for the annual
Orange Blossom Festival, Mt. Rubidoux Easter Sunrise patrol, and other
special events within the community.
The Post's Advisory staff is made up of sworn
officers from the Riverside Police Department who volunteer their time to
participate in the program.
The Riverside Police Department is looking for
males and females who want to become part of our organization.
seeking people who are eager to learn about police work, leadership and
service to the community. High school students in the Honors program can
use their service in the Explorer Post as part of their community service
hours required for graduation.
The bi-weekly meeting include such activities as physical
fitness training, uniform inspections, visits to the County Jail and
County Coroner's office, patrol operations training (vehicle traffic
stops, pedestrian checks, fundamentals of Police officer safety), report
writing, and Community Oriented Policing.
The following qualification must be met for participation
in the program:
Males & Females
Ages 14 to 21
No major criminal records
Cannot be on probation or parole
at least a 2.0 GPA
Be able to attend bi-weekly meetings
Must serve 8 hours of community
service with the Post each month
Must be able to arrange
transportation to the weekly meetings or events
For more information, please call (951)
351-6159, or provide the following information and we'll contact you via
Would you like to have the
Riverside Police Explorers at one of your events? The Explorers can
provide personnel for events for parking control, flag presentations,
child fingerprinting and more. For more
information, please send an e-mail to the
Webmaster, and he'll have an Explorer representative contact you.
Interested in becoming
a Riverside Police Explorer? Fill out the form below and we'll
contact you with more information.