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Police Explorers Post 980 (BSA)


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Are You Interested in Law Enforcement? Police Officer, Forensics, Dispatcher?

Consider joining the St. Petersburg Police Explorers

Click here to get a copy of our brochure
Click here to get a copy of the Explorer Application

Exploring gives you the chance to work directly with police officers, go on ride-alongs, receive police training, meet new friends, and feel good about helping out in your community.  The program is part of the Boy Scouts of  America - Learning for Life and sponsored by the St. Petersburg Police Department.


Young adults, male and female, are encouraged to join. You must meet these criteria:

  • Must be in school and completed the eighth grade and must be at least 14 years-of-age, but not older than 19 years-of-age.
  • While being enrolled in a high school, you must maintain a 2.0 GPA. (Must have a 2.5 GPA to participate in ride-alongs and firearms).
  • Pass a thorough background check
  • Explorer uniforms and other privileges are earned after being a member in good standing for a minimum of four months.

The process:

Join us at a Monday night meeting in our Training Division, 1301 1st Avenue North (on second floor) from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. At that meeting, you will receive an Explorer application.

An applicant must attend four consecutive Monday night meetings. At the fourth meeting, the applicant will receive an oral interview board and their peers, along with the Explorer Post Advisor will decide acceptance.

For More Information Contact:

Officer Janie Staples