Clayton Police Department Explorer Program
The Clayton Police Explorer Post #2424 is a community service program in which young adults are given the opportunity to explore the career field of law enforcement and participate in activities within the Clayton Police Department and the community, as well as interact with other police agencies. There is an ever increasing desire for young people to enter the field of law enforcement and other related careers. Each Explorer Post member will be given certain public safety responsibilities and be involved in related activities within the Police Department. Members of the Clayton Police Explorer Post will be allowed to participate in work projects, group tours, group training sessions, and community service projects to acquaint themselves with the policies, procedures and principles of the Criminal Justice System. An excellent opportunity exists to explore the career field of law enforcement due to the Explorer Post's unique involvement in the activities of this Police Department and the community.
Explorers are currently assisting the Police Department in a variety of ways. Some of the assignments include assisting officers in the following:
Crime Scene Investigations
Traffic and Crowd Control
Vacation House checks
This Program is designed to:
Educate and involve local youth in police operations and guide qualified young men and women into a career in law enforcement.
The Clayton Police Department Explorer Post started in March of 1991, under the direction of Sgt. Richard Enea. Dozens of Explorers have gone through the program. Over the years, Clayton Explorers have gone on to careers in law enforcement, the military, or have left the program to attend college.
In order to maintain your position as an Explorer you must:
Be between the ages of 14-21
Be enrolled in high school or college
Maintain a good moral character
Maintain an acceptable appearance and demeanor which is in keeping with the standard of the Clayton Police Department
Be a responsible citizen in your community with a good reputation
Maintain a "C" grade average or higher
Attend monthly meetings/training dates
Participate with fellow Explorers in special events and community activities.
For further information regarding this unique program, please call the Clayton Police Department at (925) 673-7350.