Nassau County law Enforcement Exploring - Nassau County, NY


What is a Law Enforcement Exploring?

Law Enforcement Explorer posts help youth to gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities.  The program is designed for young adults who are interested in finding out what challenges are involved in a career in Law Enforcement. 

Who can be a Law Enforcement Explorer?

Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 years of age, or are 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday.

What will the program do for me?

For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement, Exploring can offer experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.

Why should I become Law Enforcement Explorer?

As an Explorer, young adults have the opportunity to learn and train with the Nassau County Police Department. Explorers can broaden their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up their community's police service.

In addition to gaining a working knowledge of police work, the participants have the opportunity to give of themselves to their community.  We participate in a number of community service projects and events throughout the year.  Explorers who participate in these community service projects and events receive community service credit and are eligible to receive community service awards.  Although Nassau County Law Enforcement Exploring Posts are law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian.

What kind of training will I receive as an Explorer?

Explorers are trained in 12 specific areas of Law Enforcement:

  • Arrest and Search Techniques
  • Bomb Threat Response
  • Burglary In Progress
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Search
  • Domestic Crisis Intervention
  • Emergency Field First Aid
  • Hostage Negotiation
  • Shoot / Don't Shoot
  • Traffic Accident Investigation
  • Traffic Stop
  • White Collar Crime

You will also learn:

  • Radio Communication Skills
  • Law
  • Arrest and Search Procedures
  • Self-Defense


How often do Explorers meet

Explorer posts usually meet twice a month.  Explorer meeting days are usually Tuesday.  The meetings generally last about three hours.  Community service projects and events are event specific so you will be notified by your Post Advisor of these events as they arise.

How do I join?

Use the Join Now link on the Home Page and submit your information.  The Post Advisor for your area will contact you to set up an appointment.


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Upcoming Events

Person Of The Year Dinner
January 29, 2019 1800
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Honorees of the Year Dinner 2018
March 21, 2018 6:00PM
On Wednesday, March 21st we will be holding our "Honorees of the Year" dinner honoring the F6 Labs Team
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Sponsor an Explorer
January 01, 2018
The cost to sponsor an explorer is $250. You may sponsor as many explorers as you wish.
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