On February 21, 2015, from 10am-2pm, the South District Explorers Post #3201 held their FIRST fundraising car wash at McDonald’s located at Taft Street and University Drive. The monies from the fundraiser go directly toward costs of the program and help fund training classes and special events that the Explorers participate in throughout the year. The South Broward Explorer Program is open to high school to college aged young adults from West Park and Pembroke Park who may be thinking about a career in law enforcement. Explorers receive educational training on the purposes, mission and objectives of law enforcement along with an opportunity to get involved with community service activities. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with law enforcement personnel and community advisors in scenarios where students are able to exercise their own personal initiative. Explorers receive diverse training in the areas of self-defense; patrol procedures; traffic stops; report writing; domestic violence; Florida law; and arrest procedures. These real world activities allow young Explorers to make an informed decision about whether they wish to pursue law enforcement as a career.
To qualify for membership, candidates must be at least 14 years of age and under 21; must achieve and maintain satisfactory school grades; and, must make a conscientious effort to stay out of trouble. Candidates under 18 years old must have the approval and cooperation of a parent or guardian. Application forms may be picked up at the Broward Sheriff’s Office, 3201 West Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Pembroke Park, FL 33023 or downloaded from the website at: https://www.sheriff.org/about_bso/dle/explorers/ If you have questions about the Explorer Program please contact Detective Martinez, South Broward Post Advisor, at 954-985-1953. We encourage all West Park youth who are interested in a law enforcement career to get involved and become Explorers today!