Law Enforcement Explorers

The Quincy Police Department’s law enforcement Explorer program is designed to enhance the interest in teens and young adults in a career in law enforcement. Explorers must be at least 14 years of age and have graduated from the 8th grade and may participate until they are 21.

The department’s Explorer program is a branch of the Boy Scouts of America and meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The Explorers generally meet at the Quincy Regional Training Facility, located at 1900 Seminary Road. There is a $45.00 annual fee to participate that goes to the BSA for charter fees and insurance.

The Explorers Program is a stepping-stone for the participants to learn about the law enforcement field in a way they can’t get at school while also allowing them to participate and serve the community. 

At the age of 18, Explorers in good standing are eligible to join the Quincy Police Auxiliary Unit. 

If you are interested in becoming a Law Enforcement Explorer, contact Officers Chris Mueller or Thomas Damon at the Quincy Police Department at 217-228-4470.

Officers provide training to the Explorers in the following areas

  • Courtroom testimony

  • Patrol procedures

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • Traffic stops procedures

  • Arrest and Search techniques

  • Handling of domestic disturbances

  • Tactical building searches

  • Firearms