The Venus Police Explorer Post:

Sworn Officers act as advisors and conduct the training. Meetings are held every Monday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held at the Venus Civic Center located at 210 S. Walnut Street Venus, TX. 76084. If you are interested in joining please attend an Explorer Meeting on Monday where further information will be provided and applications given out.

Getting Youth Involved with Law Enforcement Exploring is a part of the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) “Learning for Life” Program. It is designed to acquaint young people with the nature and complexity of law enforcement.

The goals and objectives of the Venus Police Explorer program are to further the Explorer’s education, encourage the Explorer’s participation in a wide variety of community service activities, and enhance the Explorer’s preparation for future roles as citizens, community members, leaders, and potential future law enforcement officers.venus explorers

Applicant Restrictions & Requirements
Both male and female young adults are encouraged to join. To become a member of the Venus Police Explorer Post you must be between the ages of 14 and 20 years of age, have parental permission if under the age of 17 and be enrolled in a high school and maintain a “C” average in each subject. In addition, you must pass a thorough background check and interview. Young adults from any school district are eligible to apply. Explorers will complete the Basic Explorer Training Program. Explorers are volunteers and are not commissioned as sworn peace officers and have no enforcement authority beyond that of any citizen.

Fees
Explorers are expected to pay monthly dues of $2, plus a yearly fee of $25 for BSA insurance. The Venus Police Department will provide uniforms and equipment.

Activities
Explorers participate in many projects and activities, such as scenario training in order to compete with other Explorer Posts at regional and statewide competitions. Other activities include training seminars, fundraisers, parades and rallies, and safety fairs. Many community events will be supported by the Venus Explorer Post.

Earned community hours are used towards ride-alongs with officers. The Ride-Along Program allows Explorers to observe officers as they work in the field during an 8 hour tour of duty. Explorers experience and learn law enforcement first hand. To be eligible for this part of the Law Enforcement Explorer program an Explorer must be at least 16 years of age, in good standing with the Post, have parental and adviser approval, and have satisfactorily completed the Basic Explorer Training Program.

Contact Officer Katie Drambareanu katied@venuspolice.org or Officer Tom Russell trussell@venuspolice.org for more information or call 972-366-3332.

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