The Burlington Police Department will host a Police Explorers Open House from 7:00 – 9:00PM on Tuesday, March 4 at the Emergency Operations Center of the Burlington Police Department, located at 267 West Front Street in Downtown Burlington.
The Burlington Police Explorer Post 4095, established in 1970 under Chief Alfred Garner, is overseen by the Boy Scouts of America, Old North State Council under the Learning for Life section. The Post is available to any male or female between the ages of 14 and 20 (who have completed the 8th grade) that maintain a “C” or better average in school and have no history of criminal offenses. Throughout the year, the Post provides education and hands-on activities relating to police work, including building searches, traffic stops, mock traffic crashes, etc.
Additionally, the Post facilitates community projects, events and fundraisers. Post meetings take place from 7:00 – 9:00PM on the first and third Tuesday of every month, typically held at the Police Department, and annual dues are only $25.00. At the end of a probationary period, Explorers receive a uniform and are eligible to participate in ride-a-longs with Burlington Police Officers. The Burlington Police Explorers Post helps to educate interested individuals on a career in law enforcement as well as provides leadership training, citizenship skills, and character education.
Take advantage of one of the most successful Explorer Posts in North Carolina by coming to the Police Explorer Open House on March 4th. Refreshments will be served. Parents and prospective members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please visit http://www.burlingtonnc.gov/index.aspx?nid=1429 or contact Cpl. Matt Fitch at (336) 229-3121 for additional information.