Police Explorer Program

Law Enforcement Explorer Post 2121

The Bedford Police Explorer Program is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement from working officers. It's one of the Exploring programs from Learning for Life, a non-Scouting subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. The program includes lessons on the following topics:

  • Basic police academy skills
  • Patrol ride-a-longs
  • Leadership skills
  • Uniform pride
  • Team building
  • Self confidence
  • SWAT
  • Hostage negotiations
  • Crime scene investigations

Participant Requirements

  • Participants must be between 14 and 20 years of age and have at least completed eighth grade. 
  • Open to youth that live in Hurst, Euless, Bedford, or the surrounding area 
  • Membership opens once a year and interested individuals must complete an interest card and then attend an Open House. The 2023 Open House is scheduled for Thursday, September 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bedford Police Department, 2121 L. Don Dodson Dr. 
  • After attending the Open House, potential new members must complete an application and pass a background check. 
  • Membership is $60 annually
  • Complete a set amount of community service hours.

Meeting Details

When: Thursday nights, 6 - 9 p.m.

Where: Bedford Police Department (2121 L. Don Dodson Drive in Bedford)

To verify dates and times, please contact Officer Ruby Flores via email at ruby.flores@bedfordtx.gov.

More Information

Fill out the online interest card