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Law Enforcement Explorer Post 911

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The Post is always looking for new members, both female and male. If you are 14 years of age (and completed the eighth grade) thru 20, and have an interest in Law Enforcement, Explorer Post 911 may be for you. As a member, you will have training in different police procedures. When an explorer turns 16 they are eligible to ride along in the patrol cars. Explorers also participate in numerous community activities.

If you are interested in joining the Will County Sheriff's Explorer Post #911 contact for further information.
Sergeant Teri Ellingham, Advisor
@ 815.727.8568 or E-Mail Sgt. Ellingham ( EMail Icon )

What is Exploring?

The purpose of Law Enforcement Exploring is to provide young adults who may be interested in a career in law enforcement with a comprehensive program of training, competition, service and practical experiences. Character development, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism are integral components of the overall program. Through their involvement in the program, Explorers develop an awareness of the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement agencies. The support of the chief executive officer of the agency, along with a dedicated cadre of law enforcement professionals and adult volunteers who provide adult leadership, is essential to the success of any Post.

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Uniforms / Dress Codes:

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Post Outline:

The intent of law enforcement Exploring is to educate and involve youth in police operations, and to interest them in possible law enforcement functions. Through involvement, the law enforcement Explorer program establishes an awareness of police services.

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Objectives of the program:

The Sheriff's Office hopes to accomplish these objectives by the use of regular weekly meetings. Another approach is the Explorer ride along program. At the discretion of our department, members of the post can observe field activities of the police firsthand. Strict guidelines to maintain the effectiveness of the field officer and at the same time provide for the safety of the ride-along participant. The cadets may also be used in areas such as crime prevention, record keeping, radios, and dispatching under supervision of department members. Explorers are in the more impressionable years of young adulthood; here they can learn civic responsibility which can promote a positive outlook. The Explorers also have the opportunity to work with other Explorers from different Law Enforcement Agencies.

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Members Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Must be between 14-21 years old.
  2. Must maintain a 2.0 grade point average if you are in school.
  3. Must attend weekly Wednesday evening meetings from 7-9 p.m..
  4. Must pass a background check and an oral review board.
  5. Must be able to work special assignment details and events that are usually at night and on weekends.
  6. Must participate in fund raising events.
  7. Must have good references and if you are under 18 you must have your parent's permission to become a member.
  8. Must abide by all rules and regulations of WCSO and Post #911.

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The Explorers are given a variety of training. Most of the topics are related to the field of Law Enforcement.

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Pride / Discipline:

Feel the Pride of wearing the Will County Sheriff's Office, Explorer Post 911 uniform and experience the respect that the community has for it. Learn the discipline it takes to carry out tasks within the community and how to accomplish these tasks with pride and integrity.

Explorers During A Meeting

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