The Belmar Police Explorer Program is designed for young adults who may be interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Participation in the police explorers will allow these young adults an opportunity to experience the daily operations and internal functions of a police department. In addition, the program will introduce them to the required skills that are necessary in fulfilling the duties of a police officer. Young adults will learn and understand certain traits that police officers must possess such as; a hard work ethic, integrity, honesty, courage, respect, and most of all, discipline.
The Belmar Police Explorers have been requested to assist in many events throughout the county. The Belmar Police Explorers have proudly participated in many events including following:
- The New Jersey Marathon
- The Belmar ST. Patrick’s Day Parade
- The Spring Lake 5 Mile run
- Avon 5 K Run
- Belmar 5 Mile Run
- Monmouth County Fair
- Belmar Seafood Festival
- Belmar Fall Festival
- Association of Professional Volleyball Tournament
The Explorer Program
Explorer Post members are expected to attend all regular scheduled meetings which are primarily held the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The meetings start at 7:00 pm at the Belmar Police Headquarters. Members receive basic instruction in various phases of law enforcement including but not limited to:
- The history of law enforcement
- Introduction to law enforcement
- Note taking and study habits
- Patrol procedures
- Traffic control
- Accident investigation and forms
- Criminal investigation
- Crime scene investigation
- Vice and narcotics
- Organized crime
- Crime lab
- Search and arrest procedures
- Fingerprint lifting
- Fingerprint classifications
- Domestic complaints
- Crowd control procedures
- Riot control procedures
- Be between the ages of 14-21 years (14 years old is acceptable only if you have graduated from eighth grade)
- Remain in school while in the program or until graduation
- Not have a serious police record
- Be able to attend bi-monthy Explorer meetings
- Be willing to volunteer your time to attend Explorer functions
- Be willing to commit to the Explorer Code and exemplify the professional image of the Belmar Police Department
- Have at the time of entry and maintain a minimum grade "C" average in school.
- Applicants must be able to safely perform duties of this position without posing a threat to the health and safety of themselves or others.
- Have full approval of parents or guardian and assurance of their support and cooperation.
The members of the Belmar Police Explorer Program must earn the privilege to participate in the "Ride-A-Long Program". The Ride-Along Program allows interested, qualified Explorers the chance to observe street level police work on a firsthand basis. The program exposes Explorers a working knowledge of the field of law enforcement as they observe police officers respond to calls for service, conduct traffic stops, and conduct criminal investigations to a successful conclusion. Explorers wishing to take part in the Ride-Along Program must have successfully completed the three (3) month probationary period and must have parental permission.
Any male or female young adult who meets these requirements may apply.
All uniforms and training materials are provided to each Explorer at no cost.
College scholarships available for more information click here
Opportunity to attend Monmouth County Police Explorer Academy
Opportunity to attend National Academies, ex. FBI and DEA
Opportunity to attend the National Law Enforcement Conference
The Exploring Program may satisfy High School Service requirements
Anyone interested in the Belmar Police Explorers please contact the department directly. Thank you.
Graduates of Monmouth County Explorer Academy