Independence Police Dept Explorers
Exploring is a career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 to 21 years of age. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background economic status, or citizenship is not criteria for participation.
The purpose for the Explorer program is to provide experience to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.
The Explorer program is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Departments or agencies initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interest, grow and develop.
Interest in Continuing Education
Insight into Career/Vocation
Positive alternative to negative youth activities, such as drugs, gangs, etc.
Sense of Belonging
Hands on Experience
Career and Personal Skills
Develop Leadership Skills & Roles
Cooperative Relationships between Adults and Youth
Service to Others
What to expect
Competitions (Local, Regional, & National Levels)
Opportunities (Scholarships and Awards)
Independence Police Department
Lieutenant Matt Hicks
Lientenant Jake Boyle
Sergeant Jeff Young
Or fill out the Membership Application