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
Crime scene investigations
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.
When: Thursday nights, 6 - 9 p.m.
Where: Bedford Police Department (2121 L. Don Dodson Drive in Bedford)