Law Enforcement Explorer Post 3775 begins new season

After a successful 2012-13 season, the Maple Grove Law Enforcement Explorer Post 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.

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 Maple Grove 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.

To begin a new season, the Maple Grove Post will host its annual First Nighter Monday, Sept. 16. 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 Maple Grove Police officers and Explorers to explain the program and how it can be beneficial to students’ futures.

Anyone from the age of 14 to 20 who has completed eight grade from Maple Grove and surrounding communities who has interest in law enforcement is encouraged to attend. This important meeting on Sept. 16, will be at 7 p.m. in the Emergency Operations Center in the Maple Grove Government Center, 12800 Arbor Lakes Parkway.

Any inquires can be emailed to explorers@maplegrovemn.gov.

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