The New Britain Police Explorers is a program sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and the New Britain Police Department for young adults between the ages of 14 - 21 years old who are interested in law enforcement. This program teaches explorers, among other things; how the Police Department operates, the different functions and duties of police officers working for the department, and how to interact with the community. Besides teaching the young adults about law enforcement, they are also taught the basics in life such as how to interact with different people, to be honest, trustworthy, and reliable.
The explorers attend a meeting every Sunday between 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Police Department. Depending on what is to be accomplished at the meeting, the explorers are taught about police work, participate in role playing, play sports, and/or have a business meeting. Sometimes the meetings are canceled due to the fact that the explorers participate in city functions. For example, looking for lost children, assisting city officers in traffic and crowd control during the Memorial Day parade and Fourth of July Fireworks; etc. The Explorers also attend the annual Stations Day competition. More info on that can be found at www.ctleesd.org. The Boy Scouts of America only offers secondary coverage in regards to insurance since the primary coverage of the explorer will be from the parent's insurance or the State.
To be an explorer, you must be between the ages of 14-21 years old. You must be law-abiding and follow the rules set by Post 25 and B.S.A. For more information on becoming a New Britain Police Explorer, call Detective Karl Mordasiewicz at (860) 826-3141 between the hours of 4:00pm and 11:00pm.
For more information on the program, go to Law Enforcement Exploring.
The Explorer Port is limited to thirty (30) youth members. This is to ensure a proper adult advisor to youth explorer ratio as well as to keep the class size small to help with the learning process.
Currently, the Explorer Port has reached our maximum enrollment and we are not accepting new members. Please check back here to see when spaces become available.
If you are interested in becoming a police explorer, please click here to complete a form.