ST. CHARLES POLICE EXPLORERS
The St. Charles Police Department Explorer Program is accepting youth who may be interested in learning about the law enforcement career field. The program is for youth ages 14 (who have completed the 8th grade) to 20 years of age. Explorers are able to learn the various functions of daily policing techniques and how to serve the community along with assisting in city functions.
The explorers meet every other Monday starting at 6:00 pm at the St. Charles City Police Department. The program is year-round and during the meetings explorers will have the opportunity to learn about community policing, traffic law, accident investigation, juvenile procedures, criminal law, officer safety, and other law enforcement related topics.
Explorers are expected to hold a high attendance rate with the program including attendance at regularly scheduled meetings and pre-scheduled city functions. The explorers are also able to perform in ride alongs with patrol officers, off site training with other explorer posts, and team building exercises.
Uniforms are partly provided by the post, (polo, dress shirt) and partly by the explorer (pants, belt, boots, etc.). New explorers will attend meetings in business casual clothing for the first three meetings at which time uniforms may then be issued and required to wear at future meetings and/or training.
• Between the ages of 14 to 20
• NO Felony convictions
• Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in school
• Pass a background check
• Reliable transportation to and from meetings
• If under 18, parental consent and signature on required paperwork
• Able and willing to dedicate time to the program
• Be a U.S. Citizen
Explorers should display professionalism and integrity at all times whether in uniform or not. When a youth becomes an explorer with this department, they become a representative of this department and should be held in high standards. Being an explorer is also a great resume tool, it may positively impact your chances in the job market not only for police departments but for any employer who may see that you were dedicated and committed to the community the you live in.
For more information, contact the following:
Officer Kenny Enz
Work Phone: 314-713-5317
Officer Brandon Keele
Work Phone: 314-220-4455