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Explorer Post 714
This philosophy led the Boy Scouts of America to develop its Explorer Division for career-oriented young adults aged 14 through 20. Sponsored by the Frederick Police Department and chartered annually through the Exploring Division of the Boy Scouts of America, Frederick Police Explorer Post 714 was established to introduce young adults to all phases of law enforcement.

Explorers have the opportunity to assist the Frederick Police Department at special events and other activities. In addition, Explorers can broaden their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills involved in their community's police department. Although Post 714 is law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian. Download the Explorer application.

Experience Areas
The Frederick Police Explorer program is designed to develop character in young adults by exposing them to the following six experience areas:
  • Career training
  • Social activities
  • Community service
  • Leadership training
  • Personal fitness training
  • Outdoor activities
Goals and Objectives
The Frederick Police Explorer Program seeks to fulfill the following objectives:
  • Advance Explorers' education
  • Serve as a recruitment tool for future men and women in law enforcement
  • Serve as a community relations liaison in the city between police and youth, and between youth and community
  • Service as a community relations liaison in the city between police and youth, and between youth and community
  • Be between the ages of 14 and 20 years 
  • Have a sincere interest in law enforcement 
  • Have no police record 
  • Pass a background check 
  • Complete the Basic Explorer Training Program

Frederick Police Department Explorer Post members are trained in conjunction with the members of the Frederick Police Auxiliary. Training topics include traffic direction, the criminal justice system, firearms safety, and other issues related to law enforcement activities and events. Explorers participate in many activities throughout the year, including working with other posts, touring area law enforcement agencies, attending conferences, and working with members of the police department to direct traffic at large public events. Explorer Post 714 trains and also maintains a color guard, which participates in many large city events and parades.