Explorers Post 1096

“Our Best Today for a Better Tomorrow”

The Round Rock Police Explorer Program introduces young men and women to the police profession and acquaints them with the nature and complexity of law enforcement. The program encourages them to seek careers in law enforcement, while giving them a solid foundation upon which to build. The program also provides a prospective employer with an evaluation for each Explorer who seeks employment as a police officer. A well-managed Law Enforcement Explorer Post can have a positive influence on the department and the community through demonstration of many valuable contributions offered by Explorers. The Explorer program provides law enforcement an opportunity to invest in its own future through constructive relationships with young adults considering a criminal justice career.

Program Objectives

  • To provide a program of training that educates young adults on the purpose, mission, and objectives of law enforcement agencies.
  • To provide an opportunity for service, hands-on experiences, competition, and recreation.
  • To help prepare Explorers to become better citizens and community members through character development, physical fitness, good citizenship, and patriotism.

Training and Benefits

Members of the Police Explorers receive a wide variety of hands on training, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Patrol tactics, procedures, and criminal investigations
  • Leadership, communication, and teamwork
  • Rules and regulations, ethics, firearms safety, and use of force
  • Crime scene search and documentation
  • CPR and first aid
  • Crime prevention and drug awareness
  • Texas criminal, health, and traffic law
  • Crowd and Traffic Control

Explorers also train on and compete in T.L.E.E.A.A. compliant competitions.  Members of the Police Explorers over the age of 16 and in good standing can be granted the privilege of going on ride alongs with the Round Rock Police Department. Explorers on a ride along have the opportunity to observe an officer as they go through their daily shift.

The Explorer Post also provides excellent references to prospective law enforcement employers and criminal justice programs.

Becoming a Member

To participate, an individual:

  • Must be between the ages of 14 and 20.
  • Must pass a background check, and be in good standing with their school and community
  • Must be of good moral character, be of good health, be in good mental condition and have a desire to enter law enforcement or some form of leadership career.
  • Must be able to attend a weekly meeting held Monday nights between the hours of 6:00pm and 9:00pm, and also have open flexibility to attend community events or Explorer competitions, which occur mainly on weekends.

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining, contact us at rrpdexplorers@roundrocktexas.gov in order to talk to a program Advisor. Applicants will then be allowed to sit in at meetings, and upon attending three consecutive meetings, will have an oral interview with the post’s sergeants in order to be fully admitted to the program. All Explorers are expected to be role models and examples for the community, maintaining grades and demonstrating behavior that protects the honor and integrity of the post. Becoming a member of the post is free.

Affiliation

The Explorer Program is an official, department-sponsored program. For further information, please e-mail rrpdexplorers@roundrocktexas.gov or call 512-218-5500. The Round Rock Police Department Explorer Post is chartered by the Boy Scouts of America, though the Chief of Police is the final authority regarding any aspect of the program’s administration.

Law Enforcement Exploring is a Learning for Life program. Learning for Life is a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. For more information about Learning for Life and Exploring, visit Exploring.org.

The Round Rock Police Explorers attend competitions that comply with the Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association (T.L.E.E.A.A.) standards.

Contact

Sergeant Jeff Uhrig, juhrig@roundrocktexas.gov

Officer Mike Losoya, mlosoya@roundrocktexas.gov