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Police Explorer Program

THE DAVENPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE EXPLORER PROGRAM

The Davenport Police Department has been a proud sponsor of the Explorer Program for over 30 years. The program and activities are directed by the Explorers under the supervision of department personnel. The Davenport Police Department has created an environment that allows the youth of the program to take the initiative and become responsible leaders in the community.

WHAT IS THE EXPLORER PROGRAM?

The intent of the Davenport Police Department’s  Explorer Program is to educate and involve the youth in police operations and to interest them in various law enforcement functions. Through hands-on involvement, the Explorer Program establishes an awareness of the complexities of police service.  Along with gaining a working knowledge of police work, Explorers will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge throughout the community. The Davenport Police Department’s Explorer Program provides never-ending opportunities and experiences that will benefit the Explorer, the Police Department, and the City of Davenport and its citizens.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 14 years of age and no older than 20 years of age.
  • Must have a clear interest in making law enforcement a career.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Must attend school regularly and maintain a “C” average.
  • Must attend regular monthly scheduled Explorer meeting and training sessions.
  • Have no previous convictions of felony or serious misdemeanor criminal activity other than minor traffic offenses.  However, any traffic offense will prohibit an Explorer from driving a city vehicle.
  • Be willing to assist the Davenport Police Department and the City of Davenport when called upon to do so: Traffic detail, crowd control, parade detail.

BENEFITS FROM BEING A MEMBER OF DAVENPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT'S EXPLORER PROGRAM

  • Builds leadership and numerous opportunities for advancement.
  • Provides positive role models for the community.
  • Creates essential public relation skills.
  • Self-satisfaction of serving your community.
  • Teaches discipline.
  • Encourages each Explorer to meet their potential.
  • Teaches teamwork.
  • Meet people and create new friendships.
  • Provides excellent preparation for the future.

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN EXPLORER?

Please contact Sgt. Mark Berger at:
(563) 888-3682 or p9506@ci.davenport.ia.us