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Palm Bay Police Explorers Post 597
The Palm Bay Police Explorers Post was established in the early 1970's to develope a more positive relationship between the police officers and the youth of our community.
The Explorers is one of the most exciting organizations in which a young person can be involved. Exploreres are provided first hand knowledge of law enforcement procedures.
The Explorers are chartered through the Boy Scouts of America and are sponsered by the Palm Bay Police Department.
It is our hope through training and experiences that the youth of our community will become involved in law enforcement and community service.
The objectives of the Palm Bay Police Explorers are to develop good character, citizenship, and a positive attitude toward law enforcement; to train post members in the field of law enforcement; and to provide an additional source of trained manpower to assist the Police Department in the accomplishment of its duties.
For more information, contact the advisors at(321) 733-3020.
- Must be a citizen of the United States.
- Must have completed 8th grade and be between the ages of 14 and 21
- Must obtain all necessary waivers from parent or legal guardian
- Must be in good health and mentally alert and sound
- Must submit to a background check of school, criminal, and home life
- Must be enrolled in school or college
- Must maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA
- Must follow all post rules
The Police Athletic League is in partnership with the Explorer Program. All Explorers will be able to participate in many PAL programs while in the Explorers. Combined membership fees are $45.00 per year.
The Palm Bay Police Explorers are a non-profit, community service organization. The post has participated in programs as follows:
- Beach clean-ups
- Boy Scout weekend
- Memorial Holiday food drive
- Holiday parade
- National Night Out
- Children fingerprinting
- Police Explorer Academy
- Safety City
- Special Olympics
Meetings are held every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Palm Bay Teen Center. For additional information, please contact the Palm Bay Police Department Explorer Advisor (321) 733-3020.
Members are provided training in the following:
- CPR/First Aid
- Report Writing
- Traffic Crashes
- Criminal Law
- Traffic Stops
- Domestic Violence
- Search and Arrest
- Traffic Control
- Crime Scene
- Radio Procedure
- Crisis Intervention
- State Competition
Cash or checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Palm Bay PAL.
If interested, please contact PBPAL at (321)952-3530.