The Police Explorers are a branch of the Boy Scouts of America under a division of Learning for Life. The Chandler Police Explorer program is set up to be an educational, hands-on experience. The young men and women learn from many different areas of Law Enforcement such as radio procedures, crime prevention, traffic stops, crime scene investigation, fingerprinting, firearms training and much more. While training in every aspect of law enforcement patrol procedures, members get first-hand knowledge and experience of the challenges and job skills that make up their community's police service. The Police Explorers also devote much of their time to community service. They have assisted in traffic control for funerals, the Pow Wow, the Annual 5K Run and more. The have also delivered Christmas gifts to nursing home residents and helped out with many local fundraisers.
The Police Explorers meet the first and third Wednesday day of the month at City Hall from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Those interested in the program are encouraged to attend a meeting or apply at the Chandler Police Department. Applicants must be between 14-20 years of age to join. The cost is $10 and teens must be 14 years old or have completed the eight grade and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or better.