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                                                                   Officer Richard "Mark" Bremer    #C153
                                                                                   E.O.W. 10/23/08

                                                                    EXPLORER POST #153                                        
                                                       "America's hope for the future lies in the youth of today."

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 153 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 153 is law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian.

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Background Information:

The Frederick Police Explorer Post #153, sponsored by the Frederick Police Department is a career oriented program for young adults between the ages of 14-20 years of age. The Post is affiliated with the learning for Life program, a division of the Boy Scouts of America, but administered by the Frederick Police Department.

 Law Enforcement Exploring is centered on five skills: career opportunities, leadership experience, life skills, service learning and character education.

POST #153:

The Frederick Police Department has chosen the Post number 153 to honor our brother, OFC Richard “Mark” Bremer, Badge #153, who lost his life in the line of duty on October 23, 2008.  Officer Bremer was a devoted Police Officer who loved serving and protecting the citizens of Frederick City.  He had a passion to help those who were in need.  OFC. Bremer would be proud to be a part of such an amazing program educating and mentoring young adults pursuing a career in law enforcement.



General Membership Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be 14 to 20 years of age
  2. Parental approval must be obtained
  3. Applicant must have a sincere interest in law enforcement
  4. Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better while enrolled

5.    The applicant must be of good character and possess good moral habits.

6.    All Explorers must complete the Basic Explorer Training Program

7.    All applicants must successfully complete the basic training program.

 **Applicant’s driving record will be considered.  None of the above requirements are intended to be an automatic disqualifier.  All are taken into consideration.


Goals and Objectives:

The following goals and objectives are sought and maintained by the Frederick Police Explorer Post:

  •  Recruitment tool for future men and women in law enforcement and with the Frederick Police Department
  • Strengthen community relations effort in Frederick City between Police, youth, and the community.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships between career oriented young adults and the Offices of the Frederick Police Department.
  • Career growth and leadership opportunities for the Officers assigned to the program
  • Career development through hands on experience for the Explorers enrolled in the program



Explorer post members are required to participate in details and activities, some of these include:                                                                                                                                                                                    

  • Traffic direction
  • Security
  • Field trips (training and team building)
  • Physical Agility Testing
  • Multi-post or multi-regional seminars

Program Topics:

Explorer Post members are expected to attend all regular scheduled meetings which are primarily held on Tuesday night bi-weekly.  Members will receive basic instruction and be tested on various phases of law enforcement to include: 

  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Law
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Crime Prevention
  • Traffic Control & Direction
  • Accident Investigation
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Fingerprinting Technique
  • Crime Scene Processing

Explorer Post Meetings:

Meetings are held bi-weekly from 5:30pm – 8:00 pm at the FPD Training Facility - 6424 Plant Road Frederick, MD. 


Join the Post today!

If you are interested in getting more information about Post #153,

please contact one of the advisors below.

Ofc. Andy Alger, Lead Advisor 301-600-7551
Cpl. Tracey Wiles, Associate Advisor 301-600-1276
Ofc. WIlliam Dixon 301-600-2124
Ofc. Sara Evans 301-600-2143
Ofc. Stephen Radtke 301-600-7552