Youth Programs

Police Explorer Program

Explorer.jpg The intent of Law Enforcement Exploring is to educate young people about police operations, and to inform them about the many different possibilities for future employment in the law enforcement field. Through personal, hands-on involvement with many different aspects of police operations, the law enforcement Explorer program gives participants a unique perspective and awareness of the complexities and rewards of police service.

Although most Law Enforcement Exploring activities are of an educational nature, social activities are also included. Explorers are given the opportunity to broaden their understanding and gain first-hand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up their communities police service. The Explorer program encourages the individual to continue their education, encourages the Explorer to participate in rewarding and productive community service activities, and helps the Explorer prepare for their future roles as citizens and community leaders.

Eligibility Requirements

Police-Explorer.jpg Veterans-Day-2022-8.jpg Membership in the Law Enforcement Explorer program is open to both males and females, ages 14-21. Each Explorer applicant must undergo a background check to ensure that the applicant is not been involved in incidents reflecting negatively on his or her moral turpitude, and that he or she has not been convicted of a serious crime. Additionally, acceptance into the Explorer program requires a minimum grade point average of a 2.0, which must be maintained for the duration of the individuals participation as a Police Explorer.

Kindly send your request for the application packet via e-mail by clicking here.

D.A.R.E. Program

dare-3.jpg Pinecrest’s long-running Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program is a comprehensive prevention education program taught to 5th graders in Pinecrest public schools. Taught by specialized, highly trained Pinecrest police officers, the D.A.R.E. Education Program delivers science/evidence-based curricula that teach students good decision-making skills that will help them lead safe and healthy lives and cope with high risk circumstances including drugs, alcohol, violence, bullying, and internet safety.