Police Explorers Program

What is Exploring?

Exploring is a component of the Boy Scouts of America for young men and women ages 14 - 20. Exploring was created to allow young adults to "explore" vocations and careers of interest to them while providing them with a means of building character, promoting good citizenship, and developing personal and mental fitness.

Law Enforcement Exploring

Law enforcement agencies have adopted the Explorer Program as a means of developing positive relationships with young people. Law Enforcement Explorers receive training in police procedures, and criminal and Constitutional law. They participate in activities and events that promote crime prevention. They have opportunities to ride with police officers on duty and assist officers at special events. They have opportunities to earn rank and develop their skills as leaders and positive role models. They can choose to participate in National Explorer Competitions. As a bonus, the young adults can enjoy social events with fellow Explorers.

Fuquay-Varina Police Department's Explorer Post

Explorers Post meetings are held at the Fuquay-Varina Police Department. At the post meetings, the members conduct post business, plan community service projects, participate in training and are exposed to other police officers and a professional law enforcement culture.

Training Topics

Each month is also dedicated to a training topic for the Post. The members are provided training on such topics as Constitutional Law, Technologies in Law Enforcement, Policing in the Schools, Law Enforcement Tactics and Procedures as well as Physical Fitness. Law enforcement instructors provide the hands-on training and demonstrations so that the members are exposed to a variety of disciplines, training styles, and ranks.


It is considered a privilege to be accepted as a member of the Fuquay-Varina Police Explorer Post. A strict code of conduct, self-discipline, regular attendance, and an enthusiasm for the program are expected of all members.

If you are interested in learning more about Fuquay-Varina's Police Explorer program, contact Lt. Chris Gathman or Sgt. David Taylor.

Past Recognitions

The Fuquay-Varina Police Explorers have been recognized by the Town Board of Commissioners for winning several awards at past Winterfest competitions held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Members competed in drills designed to test their skills and knowledge. Fuquay-Varina Police Explorers have finished first place in a Traffic Accident Investigation competition and have placed in the top ten in areas to include physical fitness, traffic stop investigations and officer survival.


The Fuquay-Varina Police Explorers volunteer in the community in a variety of ways. One specific example includes the Adopt-a-Street Program for Judd Parkway. The Explorers remove trash from a portion of Judd Parkway annually to help Keep America Beautiful.
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