Exploring gives you the chance to work directly with police officers, go on ride-alongs, receive police training, meet new friends, and feel good about helping out in your community. The program is part of the Boy Scouts of America - Learning for Life and sponsored by the St. Petersburg Police Department.
Young adults, male and female, are encouraged to join. You must meet these criteria:
- Must be in school and completed the eighth grade and must be at least 14 years-of-age, but not older than 19 years-of-age.
- While being enrolled in a high school, you must maintain a 2.0 GPA. (Must have a 2.5 GPA to participate in ride-alongs and firearms).
- Pass a thorough background check
- Explorer uniforms and other privileges are earned after being a member in good standing for a minimum of four months
Join us at one of our Monday night meetings 6:00 pm-8:30 pm. We will give you an informational packet on your first night. Contact Officer Aaron Waldo for a location.
An applicant must attend four consecutive Monday night meetings. At the fourth meeting, the applicant will receive an oral interview board. Their peers, along with the Explorer Post Advisor, will decide acceptance.