The Belton Police Department announces the 2015 recruiting drive for our Law Enforcement Exploring Post. Law Enforcement Exploring is a program for young men and women ages 14-20, who have completed 8th grade. Exploring is a program from the “Learning for Life” division of the Boy Scouts of America.
Exploring allows youth to experience what a career would be like in law enforcement. Participants receive training in numerous areas including patrol tactics, forensics, communications, and criminal investigations. These skills are put in action at formal competitions against other Explorer posts. Explorers are also an active part of the police department assisting officers during parades and other events throughout the year.
Interested youth living in the Belton area or attending Belton schools may pick up an application at the front desk of the Belton Police Department or from any School Resource Officer. Applications will be accepted from February 2, 2015 through April 1, 2015. Applicants must attend at least two meetings, pass a background check, and interview before being accepted to the program. Once accepted, they will attend an Explorer Academy to be held June 8 – 19, 2015.