The Explorer Program is for career-oriented young adults aged 14 through 21. Members are referred to as "Explorer" and, while the program is part of the Boy Scout of America, the Explorer program is distinctively different from scouting. Explorer is a co-educational, young-adult program developed and supervised by local community organizations, businesses and individuals providing an opportunity for young adults to explore a particular career field.
The Sedona Police Explorers
Chandler Explorer Competition 2010
During the Martin Luther King weekend, 7 explorers and 2 advisors attended the yearly Chandler Explorer Competition. This competition tests the explorers teamwork and skills with tactical related events. There were approximately 700 Explorers from California to Minnesota that attended this competition.
The Sedona Police Explorers excelled in their teamwork and received a first place trophy in an event entitled Hogan's Alley and a second place trophy in the Incident Command Scenario. We have attended the competition for several years and have won second place trophies and third place trophies on several occasion but this is the first time in the 10 year history of the Sedona Explorers program that we took home a first place trophy from the Chandler Competition. We are extremely proud of our Explorers for how they performed and for how they represented the Sedona Police Department while they were in Chandler.
Explorer Post 7100 is sponsored by the Sedona Police Department as a community-based policing program. This successful program is designed to educate and involve young men and women in police operations and to interest them in law enforcement functions whether they enter the law enforcement field or not.
As an Explorer, young adults have the opportunity to assist the Sedona Police Department. Explorers can broaden their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up their community's police service. In addition to gaining a working knowledge of police work, the participants have the opportunity to give of themselves to their community. Although Post 7100 is law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian.
For more information on the Explorers program, please contact Sedona Police Department, Officer Tyler Langmack at (928) 282-3100
- Be between the ages of 14-21 years (14 years old is acceptable only if you have graduated from eighth grade)
- Have good moral character
- Remain in school while in the program or until graduation.
- Maintain a C average (70%) or higher
- Not have a serious police record
- Be able to attend weekly Explorer meetings
- Be willing to volunteer your time to attend Explorer functions
- Be willing to commit to the Explorer Code and exemplify the professional image of the Sedona Police Department
Any male or female young adult who meets these requirements may apply.
The Sedona Police Department's Explorer Post 7100 meets at the Sedona Police Department located at 100 Roadrunner Drive in Sedona.
The meetings generally last from one and a half to two hours. At the meetings an Explorer advisor will meet with you to answer any questions you might have and help you with the application process.
If you meet the qualifications for an Explorer, you will receive an application form and Background Authorization Form. After the successful completion of the background process, you will become an Explorer.