The Lacey Township Police Department is pleased to announce the creation of our new Police Explorer Post #151! The Police Explorer program is run through the Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life program. The program is designed to provide exciting and challenging training along with “on-the-job” experience for young adults who may be interested in a career in law enforcement. Police Explorers participate in many phases of police work, but are NOT placed in dangerous law enforcement situations. The Police Explorer program is an excellent way to become involved with our community while learning about a possible career in law enforcement! Several Law Enforcement Officers began their careers in law enforcement as police explorers.
The Lacey Township Police Department opened up the initial application period on September 15, 2016. Police Explorer positions will be filled on a first come, first served basis, upon the successful completion of the background investigations. Lacey Police Explorer Post #151 is limited to 25 positions. We anticipate reaching our capacity as an Explorer Post in a very short amount of time. Therefore, the limited positions we will have available could be very competitive.
Be 14 to 21 years of age (must enter the program prior to 18th birthday)
Maintain at least a ‘C’ average in all school work through 12th grade
Pass a background investigation (criminal/motor vehicle record)
Complete an oral interview
Maintain outstanding moral and ethical character at all times
Demonstrate willingness to serve and participate in Police Explorer activities and community events
An applicant CANNOT have any arrest, conviction, or motor vehicle violations. Police Explorers will have to display professionalism and good behavior at all times. The Police Explorer must be able to work independently and with other Explorers, Explorer Peer Supervisors, and Police Officers. The public will hold Police Explorers to the same high standards as Police Officers.
Police Explorers must attend training twice a month once appointed. The training is conducted by Lacey Township Police Officers, who serve as Police Explorer Advisors. On special occasions, outside law enforcement agencies will assist with the training. Police Explorers will have the chance to work side-by-side with Lacey Township Police Officers at various community events and other functions.
Applications are currently available at the Lacey Township Police Department, located at 808 W. Lacey Road in Forked River. Applications are also available at the Lacey Township High School Guidance Office, located at 73 Haines Street in Lanoka Harbor. Completed applications must be promptly submitted to the Lacey Township Police Department. For additional information or questions, please contact Lieutenant Paul Sullivan, Jr., or Sergeant Robert Flynn at the Lacey Township Police Department (609)693-6636.
– Chief Michael C. DiBella and Sergeant Robert Flynn