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The Lindenhurst, Grayslake, Hainesville Police Department's Explorer Post #2008 offers boys and girls the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement.  Explorers are taught by police officers a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities in the area of law enforcement and that promote the growth and development of young adults.
 
Some aspects taught are, but not limited to:
  • Traffic stops
  • Crash investigations
  • Firearms
  • Domestic disputes
  • Crime scene investigation
Each year the Explorers have an opportunity to show what they have learned at either a state-wide conference or a national conference. The conference allows the Explorers to network with other explorer posts from around Illinois and the United States.  Conferences also have many seminars dealing with specific aspects of law enforcement.  Many Federal, State and Local agencies recruit new candidates during these conferences.
 
Lindenhurst, Grayslake, Hainesville Police Explorers have competed at National Conferences in Atlanta, Georgia, Flagstaff, Arizona, and Denver, Colorado.
 
The Explorer Post also allows qualified Explorers to ride along with officers on patrol.  The Explorer will get to see first-hand what patrol officers do throughout their tours of duty.
 
Explorers help with various community events such as Lindenfest, Lake County Fair, Earth Day, and the Park District East Egg Hunt and Haunted Trail.
 
Lindenhurst, Grayslake, Hainesville Police Explorer Requirements:
  • Must be 14 years of age, 8th grade graduate and under the age of 21.
  • Must maintain good grades and school attendance.
  • Attend meetings on a regular basis (Wednesday, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.).
  • Pass a background investigation.
  • Be of good moral and ethical character.
  • Do not have to be a Lindenhurst resident.
Getting involved with the Explorer Program is a good way to start a career in law enforcement.  Many former Lindenhurst, Grayslake, Hainesville Police Explorers have gone on to work for local police agencies.
 
Further questions or comments can be directed to the Grayslake Police Department at 847-986-2006. 
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