The Elizabeth Police Department’s Explorer program was created for young men and women with an interest in a career in law enforcement. The program is available to participants 14 through 20 years of age. The program utilizes a hands-on training approach while providing curriculum and experiences that help young people mature while establishing an awareness of the complexities of law enforcement. Once accepted, there is a 4-phase program in which participants have the opportunity to gain rank each year. Regular meetings are held twice a month where Explorers learn about law enforcement topics, develop teamwork through problem solving, and regularly participate in community service. There is also a weeklong live-in academy where they gain experience of what to expect from the police academy.
For more information or how to apply, email Officer Veronica Garcia at VGarcia@elizabethnj.org.