Explorer Post

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A youth organization developed to use teamwork, leadership and responsibility to better our community and teach our generation how to become future law enforcement professionals.



The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office and the Dodge County area law enforcement agencies are currently accepting applications for the Dodge County Law Enforcement Explorer Post #9903.  We are looking for qualified candidates from the ages of 14 to 20 years old to participate in the Explorer Post.  These candidates should be dedicated students in high school or college and interested in the field of law enforcement or corrections.  Qualified candidates must submit an application and may be invited for an interview.  Candidates will be subject to a background investigation.  

Explorer posts are chartered through Learning for Life which is managed by the Boy Scouts of America.  The Explorer post is a program which introduces young adults to the field of law enforcement and to give them a better understanding of this possible career choice.  This program also fosters responsibility in the members and gives them motivation to do well in school as well as become active community members through community service.  The post provides a positive place for our young adults to grow and socialize.

What Happens at Post Meetings:
Our post meetings will be held on the second and fourth Monday of every month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The meeting is overseen by advisors and will eventually be run mostly by Explorers who will be selected into command staff positions in the post.

The first part of the meeting handles everyday business.  Topics discussed in the business portion of the meeting include finances, training and upcoming events.

The second portion of the meeting is training.  Training topics include professional communications, ethics, traffic stops, firearms and many other aspects of law enforcement and corrections.  These are not held as academy accredited courses but certified instructors are used as much as possible.  This training is then used to participate in local, state and national competitions against other Explorer posts from other law enforcement agencies.  These skills also form a base for the Explorer to build on once they start their career.  A ride along program is also a part of the Explorer post allowing Explorers to ride along with officers while on patrol.

What the Explorer Post Can Do For Your Community:
Community involvement is expected out of every Explorer post member.  Possible involvement may include assisting at county events such as parades, festivals or the county fair.  The post will constantly look for opportunities to get out into the community and make it a better place to live.  The training and activities give exposure to Explorers so that they understand what a career in law enforcement or corrections would be like.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions or would like more information about the Dodge County Law Enforcement Explorer Post #9903, please feel free to contact Deputy Dustin Waas via email at dwaas@co.dodge.wi.us or voicemail at 920-386-4312