Wilson Police Department Explorers Post 557

The Wilson Police Department’s Explorer Program is one of our most extensive programs with currently 20 members.  Our explorers are a group of young people who are dedicated to public service and are a vital part of the Wilson Police Department.  Our Explorers apply to be apart of the program and once approved meet every Tuesday evenings from 5:30 pm until 8:00pm at the Wilson Police Department.  Our Explorer program is run by Officers within our department, giving them a chance to mentor and help develop them into responsible and disciplined youth.

The Explorer program is a Boy Scouts of America Program.  Through this program the youth are exposed to Law Enforcement training, giving them an opportunity to see what Law Enforcement life is all about.  But even if a youth has no aspirations to be in law enforcement we feel our program can benefit those dedicated and responsible youth who want to be better disciplined or interested in other areas of community service, law affiliated professions or public service of any kind.  Of our former cadets, there are several who have also joined junior ROTC programs through their schools. There are several who have had an interest in military service and those who have committed to a branch of the US military already.  The Wilson Police Department is fortunate to have graduated multiple members of Explorers Post 557 that are currently hired in law enforcement careers along with four current employees within the Wilson Police Department.

If you are interested in joining our Explorer Post, email rsmith@wilsonnc.org or contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323.

Don’t forget to like and follow us on our Explorer Facebook page as well.