Police Explorer Program

Formed in March,1998, this group of high school and college age students receive various kinds of training from Country Club Hills Police Officers, as well as other Law Enforcement officials. The Explorers learn what it takes to be a Police Officer, including the importance of written communication, the legal implications of law enforcement, and traffic safety.

The Police Explorers can be seen at City functions, such as Residents Day, the Santa Fly-In, and the annual Pancake Breakfast. Their duties include traffic and crowd control, distributing food, and assisting E.S.D.A and Police. Residents may even see Police Explorers raising money for the Country Club Hills Teen Fund. For any questions please contact Officer Harris at 708-798-3191.

Mission statement:

To inspire an understanding and appreciation of the criminal justice system, and the professional ethics applied to law enforcement.

The Country Club Hills Police Department has successfully sponsored a Police Exploring group for many years. Operated in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America, the Police Explorer program is open to young men and women ages 14 through 20. The monthly meetings include training in many aspects of law enforcement, community events and emergency response. Enrollment forms can be picked up at City Hall or at the Police Station.

Membership requirements:

1. Member must be between the ages of 14-20 years old.
2. It shall be required that applicants be of good health, good moral habits, and shall not have been convicted of any serious crime, prior too and once becoming an explorer.
3. Must pay yearly dues of $25.00 to the Boy Scouts of America Explorer Post #668.
4. All members must review the rules and regulations of this post. Every member shall abide by them and sign a contract.
5. An application, fingerprints and photograph shall be completed for each applicant.
6. All applicants must pass a background check, oral interview and maintain at least a C grade point average at their school.
7. A probationary period of 3 months shall be required a prospect and upon successful completion, the applicant prospect shall be appointed Explorer. During this probationary period, the prospect shall be evaluated on performance, loyalty, attitude and attendance in and out of the post.
8. Each Explorer must participate in recruit training classes held at specific dates and times.
9. Each Explorer must put in at lease 8 hours of work time plus meeting per month.
10. Parental approval must be indicated by parent’s signature on application.

UPON LEAVING THE EXPLORER POST, EXPLORERS MUST RETURN ALL ISSUED ITEMS TO AVOID POTENTIAL FINES.

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