As part of our Explorer program, you can gain exposure to the professionals who work in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Hear directly from the men and women who keep our communities safe
Law enforcement exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women ages 10 to 20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.
The law enforcement program combines some classroom training with ride-alongs in police vehicles, pistol shooting, community policing and much more. You will experience firsthand what it’s like to be an officer of the law.
Brownsburg Police Department – Post #1848
Enthusiastic young adults with a passion for a career in law enforcement, whether that be as a road officer, FBI or defense attorney, will love this Explorer Post. We emphasize learning criminal, traffic and case law. We practice and have classes in defensive tactics, room clearing, crime scene investigations, behavioral science, accident reconstruction, emergency vehicle operations and many other specialties. We meet twice a month and have a small academy in the summer. The cadets also assist with other community projects such as Night Out Against Crime, summer camps and our haunted house.
|Pat Bullock||(317) 852-1109, ext. 2138||September 15 (Click to RSVP)||Third Thursday and Last Saturday||Brownsburg Police Training Facility, 75 Whittington Drive, Brownsburg||$82|
Hancock County Sheriff #901
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career in law enforcement. By utilizing classroom and scenario-based training as well as job shadowing, Explorers gain a better understanding of what the career entails. Each meeting is open for observation, with approval by advisory staff.
|Donald Munden||317-431-2061||Recruits Year Round||Monthly||Hancock County Sheriff Office||$60|
Lebanon Police Department – Post #110
The Lebanon Police Department Explorer Post is for high school students up to age 21 who are interested in entering a career in law enforcement. Our monthly meetings focus on different topics of law enforcement, from K9 training to traffic stops and proper arrest procedure. After completing their probationary stage, Explorers will have the opportunity to train alongside police officers and also work special events such as the 4th of July parade and other various festivals.
|Michael Custis||–||September 21 (Click to RSVP)||First and Third Wednesday/Month||Lebanon Police Department, 201 East Main Street, Lebanon (enter through side door off east parking lot)||$82|
Wayne County Sheriff Department – Post #89
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department teaches the skills necessary to pursue a career in law enforcement. By utilizing hands-on activities as well as classroom presentations, Explorers gain a better understanding of what the career entails. Each meeting is open for observation, with approval by advisory staff.
|Alan Moore||–||Recruits Year Round||Bi-Monthly on Mondays 7PM||200 East Main Street, Richmond||$0*|