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Police Explorer Program

The Baltimore County Police Explorer Program logo.The Baltimore County Police Explorer Program is set up as an introduction to various phases of law enforcement. It is sponsored by the Baltimore County Police Department (BCPD) and chartered annually through the Exploring and Learning for Life Division of the Boy Scouts of America.

The program functions locally under the auspices of the local Boy Scout Council. The Police Explorer Program is directed by a committee of BCPD sworn personnel with the assistance of several interested adult civilians. The Program is a non-profit organization.

Goals and Objectives

The following goals and objectives are sought and maintained by the Baltimore County Police Explorer Program:

  • Recruitment tool for future men and women in law enforcement
  • Community relations effort in the County between police, youth and the community
  • Utilizes volunteers within the Baltimore County Police Department
  • Develop and uphold the basic objectives of the Program as sponsored through the Boy Scouts of America through the contribution of the police to the Explorer in three areas:
    • character building
    • leadership development
    • build an appreciation for community services and good citizenship

Program Topics

Explorer Post members are expected to attend all regular scheduled meetings which are primarily held the first and third Thursdays of each month. Members receive basic instruction in various phases of law enforcement including:

  • Criminal law
  • Traffic law
  • Criminal investigation
  • Crime prevention
  • Traffic control and direction
  • Accident investigation
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Other related topics which are integral parts of law enforcement

Requirements

Membership

To be eligible for membership in the Program a candidate must:

  • Be at least 14 years of age, in junior high school and have not reached their 21st birthday
  • Have at the time of entry and maintain a minimum grade "C" average in school
  • Be a responsible citizen with a good reputation and good moral character
  • Be able to safely perform duties of this position without posing a threat to the health and safety of themselves or others
  • Have full approval of parents or guardian and assurance of their support and cooperation
  • All applicants must be citizens of the United States at the time of their application

Upon completion of application procedures and acceptance into the Program, the new member is placed on a three-month probation period. Successful completion of the probationary period allows the member to advance towards full membership privileges within the Program.

Participation

Explorers are required to participate in the numerous details performed by the Post, usually in the areas of:

  • Traffic direction
  • Security
  • Communications
  • Post activities including:
    • Field trips (training, team building, etc.)
    • Camping trips
    • Dances
    • Multi-post or multi-regional training seminars

Explorers compete at the National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference (NLEEC) every two years. The NLEEC brings together youth from across the continental United States, Hawaii and as far away as Great Britain. The Explorers attend training seminars, network with other Explorers and Exploring agencies and compete in all aspects of law enforcement.

Rules and Regulations

Explorers are governed by a Manual of Rules and Regulations that mirrors the BCPD's Rules and Regulations:

  • Uniforms are required by all members, with part of the uniform supplied by the Post and part purchased by the individual member.
  • Promotion to the various ranks within the Program depends upon a member's service record with the Post, leadership potential and completion of any designated testing procedures.

All Explorers must maintain the highest level of integrity while they are participating in the Explorer Program. This level of integrity must be maintained during Explorer activities and in their personal lives. Those explorers violating the guidelines set forth by the program will be handled accordingly.

Explorer Post Meetings

Each Post holds regular meetings twice a month within their designated precinct. Meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of the month unless otherwise stated. If a contact number is not listed, the Advisor Officer is the main contact for meetings.

Precinct

Address

Contact

Advisor

Advisor Associate

Wilkens – Post 9901

901 Walker Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21228

 

Officer Barbour
410-744-1584

Officer Wissman

Woodlawn – Post 9902

9113 Liberty Road
Baltimore,
Maryland 21207

 

Officer Gill
410-887-4714

Officer Helphenstine
410-887-4714

Franklin Post 9903

Note: Meetings are first and third Wednesdays of the month.

606 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown,
Maryland 21136

410-887-6978

Officer Kauffman
410-887-6985

Corey Katz
410-887-6985

Pikesville Post 9904

215 Milford Mill Road
Pikesville,
Maryland 21208

410-887-1279

Officer Ketterman
410-887-6775

Sergeant Warehime
410-887-6775

Towson Post 9906

1055 Taylor Avenue 
Towson,
Maryland 21234

 

Officer Fuka
410-887-5933

 

Cockeysville Post 9907

111 Wight Avenue
Cockeysville,
Maryland 21030

410-887-1820

Officer Arnett
410-887-1863

    

White Marsh Post 9909

8220 Perry Hall Boulevard
Baltimore,
Maryland 21236

 

Officer Klein 410-887-5035

Officer Goorevitz 410-887-5310

Essex Post 9911

216 North Marlyn Avenue
Baltimore,
Maryland 21221

 

Officer Saltzer

Officer Coyne 410-887-0232

Dundalk Post 9912

1747 Merritt Boulevard
Baltimore,
Maryland 21222

 

Officer Marlow 410-887-7337

Officer Mussini

Officer Santavenere

More Information

For additional information concerning the Explorer Posts, contact Detective Paul Ciepiela at the Community Resources Section at 410-887-5901.

Revised July  21, 2015

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