Our Explorers participate in ride-a-longs with our advisers, who come from various parts of our Police Department such as School Resource, Patrol, Traffic, Harbor Patrol, and more. These ride-a-longs allow our Explorers to see first-hand what our Police Officers do to serve our community. Our Explorers have been instrumental in assisting with special events, investigations, and helping citizens.
Service to Our Community
The Charleston Police Department strives to serve our community in every way possible. The Explorer Post is one example of this goal. Explorer Post 11 participates in numerous community events, ranging from local Crime Prevention booths to the Cooper River Bridge Run. This service to the community helps promote well-rounded youth, helps our community, assists with college eligibility, and more.
The South Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Explorers (SCALE) hosts a winter and summer competition every year. Various agencies throughout the state host each competition. These competitions include individual events such as mental and physical agility tests and team events involving various dispatched calls for service. Explorer Post 11 has a long history of success in these competitions, and just recently took home a trophy at the 2019 Summer Conference hosted by the Summerville Police Department!
Explorer Post 11 has a long history of success from its former Explorers. Our post has helped produce numerous Law Enforcement Officers, Military Service-members, First Responders, Dispatchers, college graduates, and even a recent West Point nomination. We have even had a former Explorer become a Chief of Police!
Our Police Explorer Post 11, comprised of youth from local high schools and colleges, serves as another bridge between our department and our community, especially our youth. Furthermore, Post 11 is a great tool for recruiting.
Young adults, 14 to 20 years old, who are mature, motivated, and willing to learn about Law Enforcement. In addition, Explorers must be good students, non-users of drugs, tobacco, or alcohol, and must not have an arrest record.
If you are interested, please contact the Charleston Police Department Community Outreach Unit at (843) 720-3796, or send an email to: CPD-ExplorerPost11@charleston-sc.gov.