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Poll: Do you think Explorers are a valuble asset to departments??

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Posted about 1 year ago

 

I think explorers are great volunteers and can become great officers.

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ExplorerEasterling came on this link over a year ago and this is only his second post.He has esatablished no friends although there is no doubt in my mind he has been asked a number of times.This would lead a prudent person to wonder ,frankjly,just how interested he is in finding a law enforcement career.In answering his question I must say that determining if an explorer will become a great Police Officer would be determined on an individual basis.Not all neurosurgeons are great neurosurgeons,not all ditch diggers are great ditch diggers.In short,kind sir, it is dependant upon how much effort you are willing to put into your quest to not only be a great officer,but to be an officer in the first place.Learn every aspect and phase of said career.In the interim,much good fortune to you.

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 I didn't read this as "Will police explorers make decent officers" because I knew a lot that wouldn't make it.  I saw this question as are the police explorers useful to be used.  I do say they can be useful when extra manpower is needed in low risk situations (traffic control in parking lots, helpful staff at events, etc).  This also lets them know and get used to the "mundane" part of police work that doesn't make it into hollywood.

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This website is made to communicate with other law enforcement members, if i dont wanna talk i dont have to. And me not being active shouldnt determine my future in law enforcement.

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My first police position we had explorers. To my knowledge none became officers. We had a scandle where a female explorer bedded down four officers and the crapp hit the fan. The program ended at that time. You appear upset as this discussion is not drawing responses.

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ExplorerEasterling says ...



I think explorers are great volunteers and can become great officers.



I think both parts of this statement would depend entirely on the explorer.


Just curious, how many explorers in your area have become LEO's?


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4/23/13


he sounds a little testy don't you think?


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I'm not a LEO, but I post here all the time.


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I started the first and only Law Enforcement Explorer Post in the Pikes Peak Region.  Now several departments have them and they have all been very successful. I have had numerous cadets that have become excellent police officers.  I think it's really important for departments to develop potential applicants who are cadets. Not all Explorers take the program seriously.  I had a few explorers who would listen to police scenners and just show up on scenes wearing a raid type jacket with the words, "Police Explorer" on the back of them.  That lasted about one minute, and they were history.  If you are going to have an explorer program, you better have strict policies and supervision in place just for this group. Some departments just don't want the headache, but I really enjoyed working with the explorer post.


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bill9823 says ...



4/23/13


he sounds a little testy don't you think?



Just a tad.


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36TR says ...



ExplorerEasterling says ...



I think explorers are great volunteers and can become great officers.



I think both parts of this statement would depend entirely on the explorer.


Just curious, how many explorers in your area have become LEO's?



I did

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uncledennis1 says ...



My first police position we had explorers. To my knowledge none became officers. We had a scandle where a female explorer bedded down four officers and the crapp hit the fan. The program ended at that time. You appear upset as this discussion is not drawing responses.



Haha you had that happen too? Same thing happened at one of my old departments but she was a stalker...she bought a scanner and would follow one of them to their calls...

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 In my old explorer post out of 20 guys 3 only became police officers. Explorers is a great asset to departments but I see a lot of liability and problems.


You wouldn't go in there for a million bucks...A Cop does it for less...A Reserve does it for free....

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StrykerBrig21 says ...



 In my old explorer post out of 20 guys 3 only became police officers. Explorers is a great asset to departments but I see a lot of liability and problems.



Yea I think I was the only one from when I was an explorer but that was a long long ..did I say long? time ago..I think it can be a good program and if they kept the explorers squared away they can help out with small things.

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navy_cop says ...



StrykerBrig21 says ...



 In my old explorer post out of 20 guys 3 only became police officers. Explorers is a great asset to departments but I see a lot of liability and problems.



Yea I think I was the only one from when I was an explorer but that was a long long ..did I say long? time ago..I think it can be a good program and if they kept the explorers squared away they can help out with small things.


I could not agree more! The problem I see these days with explorer programs is they are getting way to close to looking like actual police officers. I did all the competitions when I was in explorers, national and regional. Too many wear the uniform and carry stuff on their belts like they are real police. To me that needs to be ended fast before something bad happens. T-shirt or polo with 5.11's would be fine, no badges, no web belts. If they need them then supply holsters and on training day only with a pair of cuffs. When I was in we did a lot of community service, car seat checks, crime prevention, community meetings, other community events. I even dressed up as McGruff!! Don't judge lol!!! I think most of my guys went military or some other field.



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 Well so far 2 out of every five have become law enforcement officers and we are the first Explorer Post in NC