Law Enforcement Explorers are non-sworn volunteers, affiliated with the Department and Boy Scouts of America, and as such, have no legal authority, beyond that of any normal citizen to enforce the law or make arrests. Therefore, Law Enforcement Explorers are never to be assigned to duties requiring sworn officer status
As an explorer you will attend regularly scheduled meetings which will be utilized for the discussion of Post business, training on law enforcement topics, or physical training.
The Explorer Post will send up to two teams of four explorers to compete in the State competition for the Governor's Cup if there is interest.
Priority will be given to seniority and years of attendance to the Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Training Academy.
First year explorers will not be permitted to do a ride-along as an explorer their first year. They will attend meetings to gain knowledge of the program and what will be expected of them.
After attending the Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Training Academy one time, an explorer will be able to work one four hour shift a month in the Lieutenant's office with a cadet or with Central Dispatch Authority as an observer. Explorers will be expected to sign up for their work shift at the first meeting of the month.
After an explorer has attended the Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Training Academy twice and is sixteen years of age or older, they will be encouraged to do one eight hour shift a month with the Port Huron Police road patrol. Explorers will not be allowed to ride after midnight unless they are 18 years of age or older. Explorers should sign up for their shift at the first meeting of the month with their post sergeant.