Law Enforcement Exploring also known as Police Explorers is a Career- Oriented program that gives Young Adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local Law Enforcement Agencies. Founded on July 12, 1973, it is one of the Exploring Programs from Learning for Life, a Non-Scouting subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America.
On Thursday, July 30, 2015, the High Springs Police Department welcomed it’s “Founding Five” Police Explorers to HSPD Explorer Post 599. Implementation of HSPD Explorer Post 599 was accomplished in 3- short months, which normally can take 1 – 2 years, depending on circumstances. Founding Explorer Advisor Officer Adam Joy, Explorer Co-Advisor Reserve Officer Patrick Treese, and Assistant Advisor Sergeant Vernon Higginbotham should be commended for their hard work and dedication to the Police Explorer program, getting it launched and for making HSPD Police Explorer Post 599 a reality.
During the “Rank Pinning” ceremony, Explorer Advisor at the time, Officer A. Joy and Explorer Co-Advisor Treese each pinned Gold Captain Bars on Explorer Brianna Zayas and Gold Lieutenant Bars on Renee Hancock. Also honored into Explorer Post 599 was Explorer Elizabeth Schol. Explorers Savannah Thomason and Jacquez Wallace were unable to attend the ceremony.
The Police Explorer Program has several Explorers, with a constant waiting list, for others interested in the program. For photos of recent events and happenings, visit the High Springs Police Explorer Post #599 Facebook Page. For more information on the program, or for an application, contact our new Explorer Advisor, Officer J. Taylor at 352-955-1818 or [email protected]