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What Is Your Take On Explorers In America?

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Posted about 6 years ago

 

 What goes through your mind when you hear Police Explorer, do you think good, do you think bad of them, or do you really even pay attention to them. This question goes through every Explorers head when they first meet an officer who they so much admire and whom they really want to be like, this is a question to see what goes through that officer(s) mind when they first meet an Explorer. Remember these are your opinions and no offense will be taken towards your replies....Answer Honestly and Thanks

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Young Hickman, I suspect that you'll receive a great deal more responses of a helpful nature once you've posted your Introduction.... I looked and was unable to find one....


Too many youngsters get their hands on firearms without proper supervision. Keep your guns secure from ALL unauthorized persons! Lets stop burying children - PLEASE (jal.fast@yahoo.com)

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I was an Explorer for 3 years.I loved it and I'm still a LEO today.My departrment doesn't have a Explorers program but it should.That program helped make my decision to become a LEO.Keep it up.


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

The Explorer program is an excellent vehicle for mentoring future LEOs and reaching out to the communities that we serve.  As a former advisor and current program supervisor, I take great pleasure in seeing our post go to competetion and come back beeming with pride in what they've accomplished.  There will always be someone who does not like the program, and that's ok.  What is important is how you handle yourself in the program and making sure that what you learn there stays with you regardless of what profession your choose later in life. 


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I think it's a good program.    We tried to start a post here, but the kiddos lost interest. :-(

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I was an auxiliary police officer first, it help me get my feet wet and make an informed decsion, here I am 19 yrs. Later still in the field. I think there are great. Don't be discouraged. Stick with it.!

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

I was an explorer for 3 years and CPT of the post.  Great program for kids to stay out of trouble and do something good.  Good stepping stone for LE or military.  I always say, "HI" to an explorer when I see, one.


"See you on the high ground!"

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

We don't have them here, wish they did!


I love each day like its my last! Why do we are have to be so serious?

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

i was an explorer for four years and left as captain of the post. I always make sure to talk to them whenever I can because I remember being a young police cadet and just hoping that one of the cops would notice you the cops in the department we were based out of were our real life heros

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

i was a explorer for 5 years and i love it. its a very good program. but u have to watch out who comes in. u dont want an inmature kid comming and taking the uniform and doing something dumb. i had only 1 or 2 problems w/ the other LEO while on ride alongs. a cpt. didnt like that r uniforms were like the real officers. but the sheriff picked it out. but i retired as a Sgt. and went into army. and trying to get back into LE.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I was an explorer, made my way up the ranks.  Another big city near us started a post and asked me to help them get it up and running.  they made me their first post captain.  I got on the job very young, only 1 month after becoming their post captain at the age of 18 so obviously I wasn't going to remain an explorer too.  There was that pesky rule about advisors being 21 but we kinda circumvented it and I became an advisor for my original post while still helping the 2nd one too.  It is a great program and I am still involved with it today, 19 years after 1st getting involved with exploring.  Don't let anything or anyone discourage you.  Some officers don't like it but they just don't understand it or refuse to try to except it.  Don't let it bother you because chances are they don't get along with their co-workers either!!!


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I thinks it a good program and most of the youngsters in the program are good group of people.  Just like anything else there will be goobers amoungst the explorers.  I personally find it irritating when someone told me once he had been a cop as long as I have.  I told him he was not enough to have been a cop that long.  The dork was including his explorer and reserve time.  Those that think they are cops are the goobers I speak of.


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