Law Enforcement Explorer Post begins new season in Maple Grove

After a successful 2011-12 season, the Maple Grove Law Enforcement Explorer Post 3775 is eager to begin a new year. The Explorers are a group of young men and women between the ages of 14 to 20 who have chosen to “explore” a career in the law enforcement profession.

To begin the new season, the Explorers will be hosting its annual “First Nighter” Monday, Sept. 17. At this meeting interested young men and women and their parents will learn exactly what the program is all about. There will be presentations by the Maple Grove Police Officers and Explorers to explain the program and how it can be beneficial to student’s futures.

Explorers are trained in all areas of modern policing including: search and arrest, domestic crisis intervention, bomb threat response, traffic accident investigation and hostage negotiation. The post meets every Monday for training conducted by officers of the Maple Grove Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. Explorers are also encouraged to participate in a ride-along program with a police officer to see how their training is applied in the real world.

Anyone from the age 14 to 20 who has completed the eight grade from Maple Grove and surrounding communities who has an interest in law enforcement is encouraged to attend. This important meeting will be Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center located below the city council chambers at the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway. Any inquires should be directed to Officer Nick Gross at 763-494-6431.