Firestone Police Exploring Program
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The Firestone Police Exploring program is a private entity within State of Firestone that builds character for citizens that desire to enter the law enforcement career in the future. The program works alongside other agencies to provide a full hands-on learning session without actively committing to the duties of a law enforcement agent. Whether or not the individual wishes to pursue a career in law enforcement, the program will allow for citizens to experience what it is like as a law enforcement agent within this state. This document will provide the basic information for those who are interested in the explorer program.
Each individual that successfully applies for the program and passes the background check will enter the probationary period. This period will ensure that the individual is committed to becoming apart of the exploring program. Additionally, the individual will have the ability to showcase their needs such that the program will deliberately assist the individual during their time as an explorer.
There is no requirement for an individual to be apart of the program aside from having a clean record within the State. It is advised for members going through POST to continue their classes to obtain their certification whilst taking advantage of the exploring program.
As an explorer, each individual and their respective class will go through the curriculum designed for character building and leadership development. The program will work with State departments to provide the best possible curriculum for explorers that participate within the said program. Each explorer that goes through the program will be able to use the skills learned and experiences when applying to law enforcement agencies, so that they may provide quality services to the respective departments.
An explorer represents his class and the program in and out of uniform. The individual should show appropriate conduct in an out of uniform. Their actions should not discredit themselves or the program.
The program will reward explorers with certifications and merits that dictate the explorer’s skills and their proficiency:
- Pro-Marksman Certification
- The explorer was able to successfully show proficiency in their use of tactical-issued weapons.
- Marksman Certification
- The explorer was able to successfully show proficiency in their use of standard-issued firearms.
- Silver Wheel Certification
- The explorer was able to successfully show proficiency in their operations of a standard-issued training patrol vehicle.
- Immobilization Certification
- The explorer was able to successfully show proficiency in immobilizing a non-life threatening threat with standard-issued tools.
- First Aid Certification
- The explorer was able to successfully show proficiency in rendering first aid to individuals, as overseen by the Stapleton County Fire Department and/or the Department of Health.
The explorer program is split in the following ranks:
- The head of the program.
- Associate Advisor
- The assistant head(s) of the program.
- Explorer Sergeant
- Troop leader. They work directly with the advisors.
- Explorer Corporal
- Class leader. Often selected by the Sergeants that assist in leading their class.
- Members apart of the explorer program.
- Probationary Explorer
- Members that are going through probationary period to become a full-fledged explorer.
This thread was last updated June 22, 2019 at 6:15PM Pacific Standard Time. This document can change at any time at any moment without notice with the approval from the Advisor of the Police Exploring program.