Explorer Post 199

Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 years of age, or are 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday.


Law Enforcement Explorer posts help youth to gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities. For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement, Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.

A boy and girl stand in front of the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington DC

The Annapolis Police Department Explorer Post is designed to provide exciting and challenging training along with on the job experience for young people interested in a career in law enforcement. The Explorers participate in many phases of police work, but are not placed in dangerous situations. They may also ride-a-long with police officers, assist with traffic control, and are CPR certified. Explorers compete in scenario based competitions, both locally and nationally. The Police Explorer Program is one of the best ways for youth to become involved with their community in a positive way and learn about law enforcement at the same time. Youth are also taught leadership skills and the importance of service to the community. We are affiliated with the Learning for Life program, a division of the Boy Scouts of America.

Law Enforcement Exploring help youth to gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities.

The Right Program for You

Are you between the ages 14-20 with an interest in law enforcement?

Would you like to learn about what police officers do?

Would you like to do scenario based training?

Would you like to learn leadership skills?

Boys and girls who were members of the Annapolis Explorer Post 199.

Would you like to receive hands-on experience, and real career information in the following areas:

  • Arrest procedures
  • College scholarships
  • Community service hours
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal investigations
  • Evidence handling
  • Hostage negotiations
  • Traffic stops

This program is for you!