Exploring Tomorrow Today
Explorer State Competition
A Police Officer's mission is to protect and serve;
A mission that is sometimes demanding and not without danger;
A mission that often requires an officer to be all things to all people;
A doctor, lawyer, social worker, and more;
A mission that at times seems never ending;
A mission that, for a special few, becomes a career, and if you feel you have
what it takes, you may be qualified to wear our "METAL OF HONOR".
The Orlando Police Explorer Program was created in 1974 to develop a more
positive relationship between police officers and the youth of Orlando.
The program is an opportunity for
our youth to learn about law enforcement through practical application.
The Orlando Police Explorer Post
is involved in approximately 90 community service events each year. These events
range from directing traffic at the Central Florida Fair to presentations from
McGruff, the Crime Dog.
In addition to community service
projects, the Orlando Police Explorers meet on a weekly basis. Explorers learn
about different police functions, including: drug enforcement, crime scene
investigation, CPR, traffic stops, traffic investigations, and all other aspects
of law enforcement.
It is the goal of the Orlando
Police Explorer Program that all members become involved in law enforcement
and/or community service through training and activities.
We meet every
Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Orlando Police Department
Must be 14 to
21 years of age
Must be enrolled in an academic
institution at 9th grade level or higher
Must be of sound moral
Must have no serious criminal
Must maintain a 2.0 or higher
Explorers 16 years of age or older have the opportunity to obtain first hand
knowledge of police operations by assisting the 911 Communications Center and
participating in ride alongs with Community Service Officers or sworn police
have completed all required training before they will be allowed to participate
in the Riders Program.
The Honor Guard of the Orlando Police Explorer
Program is a team of Explorers responsible for the presentation of colors during
award ceremonies, grades, and other special occasions.
Membership in the Honor Guard is open to all current
members of the Orlando Police Explorer Program.
Explorer State Competition
The Florida Association of Police Explorers conducts a state competition for all
Explorer Programs in the state.
This competition is conducted over a seven day
period, during which time Explorers compete in numerous scenario based events.
These events include traffic stops, crash investigations, burglary in progress,
crisis intervention, search and arrest, crime scene investigations, and other
law enforcement related topics. This week long competition is an opportunity for
Explorers to interact and learn new law enforcement techniques while they
prepare for careers in law enforcement.
Orlando Police Department
PO Box 913
Orlando, FL 32801
E-mail Officer Daniels
For more information, come to one of our meetings!
Working together for a better community