Police Explorers Program
Mount Pleasant Police Department
The Mount Pleasant Police Department’s Explorer Program was established to provide a positive setting for young people to interact with law enforcement officers. Further their education, encourage their participation in rewarding and productive service activities and possibly interest them in a law enforcement career. The Explorer Program also works to provide role models to help develop to help develop our future citizens and community leaders. The post is a joint effort between the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Boy Scouts of America. The goal of the Mount Pleasant Police Department is to develop a program of leadership, training, experience, and safe police service activities.
The Explorer Post as a group and Explorers as individuals are encouraged to seek out worthwhile community service projects to participate in. The Explorers provide traffic direction and assist with crowd control at events such as the Bridge Run, the 4th of July, and the Christmas Parade.
This program is run by Captain Pat Carter of the Mount Pleasant Police Department as well as other law enforcement officers and volunteers. All participants receive no compensation for their time, just an AMAZING experience for those who are interested.
The Explorer Program is open to young men and women ages 15-20 (or 14 if they have completed the 8th grade) who;
1. Have an overall “C” average with no failing grades
2. Have no significant criminal history
3. Have the ability and desire to be a team player
4. Must be willing to attend weekly meetings, special events and other service activities as needed
Each year a different South Carolina Law Enforcement Agency hosts a competition in which Explorers from across the State as well as others that come together and compete in Law Enforcement Related events such as:
• Legals Knowledge
• Physical Agility
• High Risk Traffic Stops
• Unknown Risk Traffic Stops and Courtroom Testimony
• Crisis Intervention
• Arrest/Search Warrants
• Active Shooter
• Officer Down Rescue
• Building Entry
• Emergency Vehicle Operation
• Firearms/Pistol Competition
If you are interested in the Explorers Program, please contact Capt. Carter @ PCarter@tompsc.com or 843-884-4176. We look forward to hearing from you!
Captain Carter @ PCarter@tompsc.com or 843-884-4176