Law Enforcement Exploring is a community service, career-oriented
program designed to educate young men and women, ages 14-20, about Law
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Exploring reaches out to New York City's young
adults in every community to help build up relations between the
community and New York City Police Department. Explorers are taught the
importance of higher education, self discipline, and respect for
authority while they actively participate in community service projects
and other Exploring events.
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Exploring relies on three primary methods to attain its goals: youth
leadership, positive adult role models, and the five Exploring
Youth Leadership: The Explorers elect
their own officers and are promoted within a rank structure. Explorers
will plan and execute most of their activities. This process will
encourage Explorers to see how their self-discipline can either help or
impair the group.
Positive Adult Role Models: The positive
interaction of Explorers and Law Enforcement Officers help young adults
see officers as real people, and affords opportunities to build
positive relationships between the New York City Police Department and
the communities of our city.
Five Experience Areas:
Exploring feels that an appreciation and commitment to the following
areas are crucial to the development of all young people: Life Skills,
Service Learning, Character Education, Leadership Experience, and
Annually, nearly 2,500 young men and women from all 50 states take
part in the week-long Law Enforcement & Fire/EMS Explorers
Conference to learn law enforcement and fire/EMS skills and tips from
some of the highest ranking law enforcement and fire/EMS officials in
For young men and women aged 14-20 who are
interested in careers in the field of law enforcement and fire/EMS,
Exploring offers experience and competition-based learning with lots of
fun, educational, hands-on activities that promote personal growth,
teamwork and development of adolescent youth.