EXPLORER POST 0155
The Award winning Guilderland Police Department Explorer Post was formed in 1992, and is a division of the Boy Scouts of America. This "club" consists of youth from the ages of fourteen to twenty-one who have an interest in law enforcement. Members of the post learn that there is another side of law enforcement than what they may see on television. What they don't see is the community service side.
Explorers meet twice per month and do countless details throughout the year. Some of the details include traffic assistance at the Albany County Victim Impact Panel, traffic assistance at the National Night Out, and they will soon be assisting the Patrol Division of the department by being deployed into nighborhoods after a major event to provide residents with safety tips and information.
During the meetings, they are trained on many police functions such as domestic violence, building searches, crime scene investigations, traffic stops, high stress situations, hand cuffing and much more. Each summer, some members attend a four phase Explorer Academy in Connecticut. In the past, our post has received numerous awards such as "Top Academic post" and "Top Explorer". This is a tremendous feat for our kids, as well over 1,000 people are in attendance.