Explorers Post 1916


Bowie Police Department Explorers Post 1916

We are building bridges between our police department and the City of Bowie community through programs like this one.

It was established with the mission of developing young adults who may have an interest in a career in law enforcement. If you are a goal-oriented person focusing on discipline, teamwork, and education, this is the place for you!

Many careers in law enforcement have begun with participation in the Police Explorers program. Police Explorers are youth ranging in age from 14 years to 20 years of age.

Our Explorers participate in activities that allow them to have hands-on experience with police officers in their roles within the community.

Explorers are required to attend weekly meetings, held on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bowie Police Department’s Information Center located at Bowie Town Center (15456 Emerald Way), along with other events as they arise. The sessions will cover topics and training that will assist them in pursuing a career in law enforcement. The training provided includes, but is not limited to:

  • Basic Patrol Procedures
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Fingerprinting
  • Report Writing
  • Traffic Control

Also included in their training is a chance to earn merit awards, tryouts for various competitions, and entrance to the annual National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference.

Community Service

Community service is the primary function of the post. Our explorers participate in various unique events within the community. The Post Color Guard also have the honor of presenting the colors at several community events.