Explorers perform a wide variety of volunteer duties within the Police Department and for the community as a whole. Explorers perform tasks such as;
patrol ride-along observations, assisting in the police records office, and assisting with departmental manpower needs for special police activities such as parades, traffic control, large gatherings, school dances and community events. All explorers attend a regional Explorer Academy to learn the basics of police work. They receive training in first aid, CPR, crime prevention, evidence searches, criminal law, police science and many other law enforcement topics. The main purpose of the program is to give young adults the opportunity to observe and learn.
Some MPPD Explorer Post activities include:
- Traveling to National and Regional Law Enforcement Explorer Conferences
- Regional competitions
- Camping or other fun out-of-town trips