The Law Enforcement Exploring Proficiency Awards program
provides an opportunity for posts and their Explorers to earn a
series of recognition items that acknowledge their law
enforcement Exploring experience. These recognize law
enforcement training, community service, crime prevention, law
enforcement service, emergency preparedness, firearms training,
tenure, perfect attendance, drug abuse prevention, attendance at
a national Law Enforcement Explorer conference, attendance at a
national Law Enforcement Explorer Academy, BSA Eagle Scout Award
or Girl Scout Gold Award, and Explorer of the year award.
Mesa Police Explorer Program recognizes Explorers who have
improved or mastered different skills, attended special
trainings, contributed to the department, have outstanding
attendance, and other special accomplishments by using the
Acknowledges 500 hours of community service, including crowd
and traffic control, parking services, community events, etc.
Service must be pre-approved and logged by the advisor.
Law Enforcement Training
Recognizes successful completion of the Mesa Police Explorer
Academy. The following education and training is covered at the
- History of law enforcement
- The contemporary law enforcement role
- The criminal justice system
- Radio communications
- Basic patrol procedures
- Criminal law
- Juvenile law
- Traffic law
- Investigation procedures
- Human relations
- Crime prevention
- Accident investigation
- Crime scene investigation
- Fingerprinting and classification
- Narcotics control and investigation
- Arrest and search procedures
Recognizes perfect attendance at each scheduled meeting of
the program during the preceding year.
Recognizes an accumulation of 100 hours of service, including
assistance to the police department in areas such as Records,
Communications, data processing, etc.
Awarded to those Explorers who complete five years of
satisfactory service to the program.
Explorer of the Year
The Mesa Police Department recognizes one Explorer each year.
The Explorer is selected on the basis of dependability,
attitude, attendance and contributions to the program,
department, and the community. Explorers of the Year are
recognized for their outstanding performance and dedication.
This is the highest award received by an Explorer.
National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference
Presented to Explorers who attend the National Law
Enforcement Exploring Conference.
Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academy
Presented to Explorers selected to attend the National Law
Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academy.
Eagle or Gold Award Recognition
Worn to recognize Explorers who have achieved the Boy Scouts of
America or Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. highest award and honor
(the BSA Eagle or GSUSA Gold).
Arizona Law Enforcement
Presented to Explorers who have attended the Arizona Law
Enforcement Explorer Conference.