The Brighton Police Department sponsors a Law Enforcement Career Explorers post for young people ages 14 through 20 who have completed at least 8th grade. There are more than 33,000 Law Enforcement Explorers in the United States.
Those involved in Exploring learn about careers in law enforcement through lectures, tours, and hands-on activities. There are opportunities for community service experiences. Explorers receive advice from Brighton Police officers as to what steps they should be taking to prepare for careers in Law Enforcement.
BPD Explorers get firsthand looks at police weapons and the insides of police vehicles. They meet police K-9 units and take tours of places like the Brighton Police Department, the local Police Academy, the county Medical Examiner's Office, and the Monroe County Emergency Communications Department (9-1-1 Center).
The Brighton Police Explorers meet at the Police Department on alternating Tuesdays for an hour or an hour-and-a-half, starting at 6:30 p.m. There is a small annual fee charged by the national Exploring organization. Participants younger than 18 years of age need to have a parent's signature to join.
Two Brighton Police Explorers, Henry Clapp and Meaghan Schwartz, won the 2015 US Presidential Volunteer Service Bronze Award, and were presented with proclamations from the Town of Brighton. In 2014, the Brighton-Pittsford Post published an article about two other Brighton Police Explorers who won awards.
For more information on the Brighton Police Explorer post, please contact Investigator Timothy Karch at (585) 784-5172 or via .