The Hoffman Estates Police Department is proud to participate in the Law Enforcement Explorer Program, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and Learning For Life. The Police Department has sponsored Explorer Post #806 since 1977.
Police Explorers are young adults who aspire to careers in law enforcement. Police officers volunteer as Advisors and mentors. They train and offer guidance to Explorers in all aspects of police work. Advisors generously donate their time and assist in the training and planning of future activities. Experienced police officers also provide training in a variety of law enforcement skills, such as traffic accident investigations, handling domestic disputes, processing crime scenes, building searches, and arrest techniques.
Explorers ride in a squad car with a full-time police officer to mentor them, learning various police functions and assisting the officer with non-hazardous tasks. Explorers are given the opportunity to perform the State Power and Ability Test that can prepare them for their future career.
Explorers have the opportunity to attend both a state and national conference to participate in competitions. They develop new friendships and learn valuable skills. Explorers are judged on knowledge of police procedures and response to simulated police calls during the competitive phase.
The community benefits from the hard work and volunteer activities of Explorers, who provide a variety of public services to the community. Explorers assist sworn officers during the annual Fourth of July Parade, Arts & Craft Fair, Northwest Fourth-Fest, and other community outreach events.
We hope to see you soon!
• Age 14 (completed 8th grade) but not more than 20 years of age.
• Have good moral character
• Remain in school and maintain a "C" average (70%) or higher
• A clean police record
• Attend weekly Explorer meetings
• Volunteer your time
• Commit to the Explorer Code and exemplify the professional image of the Hoffman Estates Police Department
If you are a resident of Hoffman Estates, a student at Conant, Schaumburg, or Hoffman Estates High School and would like more information about Explorer Post #806, contact Post Director Lisa Notarnicola at (847) 781-2865.