Explorer Programs Help Kids Learn & Grow
Giving young people a chance to learn about what it takes to be a good police officer is the goal of the San Antonio Police Explorer Program. Designed specifically for young people between the ages of 14 and 21 and who are interested in law enforcement, the Explorer Program serves both to give them an idea about police operations and procedures and to develop character and leadership skills, which are essential in keeping young men and women growing in the right direction.
Explorer programs already exist in many cities and are a great way to identify early young people who might be a great fit for a career in law enforcement, which in turn means better officers for our community, down the road. Here are some of the things Explorers learn in the program:
- Following and respecting a moral code.
- Showing pride in their city and their work.
- Learning how to multitask and juggle multiple things like school, sports, jobs, and more.
- Learning not to waste time and to dedicate time to improving their community and schools.
- With the guidance of a mentor and adviser, they become better mentors for others.
- Learning the importance of fitness, teamwork, and problem solving.
All six substations around the City of San Antonio are chartered with SAPD explorers and each post has an officer assigned as an adviser. If the San Antonio Police Explorer program sounds like something you or a young person you know might be interested in, just go to http://www.sapdexplorers.com/ to find out more.