MSP seeks applicants for Explorer Youth Program
CENTREVILLE — Over the last several years, the Maryland State Police has proudly supported an explorer program for youth who are considering a career in law enforcement. “Exploring” is a part of the Learning for Life program founded through the Boy Scouts of America. This career education program welcomes young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 who meet the eligibility requirements.
The purpose for the youth membership (referred to as “explorers”) is to develop leadership skills, promote community involvement/ volunteerism and provide a hands-on approach to law enforcement in a safe environment.
Basic training curriculum includes: history of law enforcement, criminal law, juvenile law, report writing, selfdefense, traffic and crowd control, accident investigation, basic first aid and CPR, crime prevention techniques, community/public relations and criminology.
As an explorer, youth are held to a higher standard and represent the core values of the Maryland State Police; Integrity, Fairness and Service.
Interested applicants are invited to attend a two-hour orientation session at the Maryland State Police Centreville Barracks, 311 Safety Dr., Centreville. The session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 24.
Successful applicants must have a minimum high school cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (to be maintained), parent/guardian signed permission and no prior convictions of criminal or serious traffic offenses. Applicants will also undergo a thorough background review to assess character and integrity. Explorers are expected to keep their body wight in proportion to height and maintain a high level of physical fitness.
Meetings and activities are held primarily on the Eastern Shore approximately three to five times a month throughout the year. Explorers that excel in the program are eligible for promotion to squad leader, assistant post commander and post commander.
Questions or required orientation RSVP should be directed by email to email@example.com or call Cpl. Travis Nelson, 410-7581101. Additional information regarding the orientation will be provided after the interested applicants RSVP.