About the Program

The Fort Myers Police Department’s Explorers Post #55 is a Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life career education program.

Program Takeaways

The objective of the program is to provide an in-depth look at law enforcement and related fields. Each participant will learn ethical decision making skills through:
  • Community service activities
  • Friendship
  • Hands-on experience
  • Leadership development
  • Positive social interaction
  • Problem solving techniques

Program Features

Most police explorers have an interest in law enforcement as a career and this program is a foot in the door to becoming mature, responsible peer leaders with the tools for furthering their ambitions. Activities include classroom presentations, practical exercises, and ridealongs with officers that focus on the latest crime prevention techniques.

Program Goals

Police Explorers focus on the following:
  • Building individual character
  • Developing leadership skills and potential
  • Gaining appreciation for community service
  • Becoming a good citizen

For More Information

Florida criminal law, crisis intervention, verbal commands, and control. If you are interested in registering for the next new applicants meeting, contact officer Athena Mitchell by email or by phone at 239-321-7700. 

Application Process