The Bellingham Police Explorer Post is a part of the Volunteer Services Program within the Police Department. The post allows , high school age, young men and women the opportunity to explore and learn about a career in the criminal justice field while serving as a volunteer within the Police Department. The program is service oriented with Explorers helping people, assisting at community events, and aiding police officers with some of their work. The program builds confidence, discipline, and a sense of community.
Explorers are not paid, but their uniforms and equipment are provided by the city of Bellingham.
Each new Explorer is required to attend an Explorer Academy. Academies are held every 6 months.
Explorers will be trained and utilized in certain police operations.
In addition to the work aspect, Explorers together with their adult supervisors and Explorers from other posts, will have the opportunity for social activities such as dances, campouts, field trips, etc.
Explorers are part of the Learning for Life Program.
To obtain more information, contact the Bellingham Police Department.