On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, members of the newly created South District Explorers were officially welcomed at the West Park City Commission meeting. Police Chief Danzell Brooks and Detective Iamel Martinez, Explorer Advisor, introduced the first Explorer unit to the City Commission, Staff and residents.
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 will allow young Explorers to make an informed decision about whether they wish to pursue law enforcement as a career.
The South District Explorers is still recruiting and anyone interested is encouraged to sign up and participate today!
HOW TO APPLY: 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/
We encourage all West Park youth who are interested in a law enforcement career to get involved and become Explorers today!
If you have questions about the Explorer Program please contact Detective Martinez, South Broward Post Advisor, at 954-985-1953.