Law Enforcement Exploring is the preeminent career orientation and experience program for young people contemplating a career in private security, law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. Its mission is to offer young adults, 14 years old, have completed the eighth grade and not yet reached 19 years old, a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition, and other activities.
Explorers meet the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the American Paratus Security Agency office in Killeen, TX. Meetings are spent learning about the different aspects of a career in private security, as well as hands-on training and practical experience. Explorers are encouraged to do at least one ride-a-long per quarter and to document what type of calls they went on and what they learned.
Explorers learn a variety of programs and projects featuring safety, training and service. The following is an example of some of the activities and training in which the Explorers may participate:
Arrest & handcuffing techniques
The history of law enforcement
Explorers assist with community service projects and special events that are open to the public, such as Easter Egg Hunts, fun runs, food drives, ect. This not only gives the Explorers an opportunity to learn traffic and crowd control, communication skills, radio procedures and working as team, it also gives them the opportunity to network with people working in the private security and law enforcement field.
Interested Explorers are welcome and encouraged to attend meetings before filling out their application. They can attend any meeting during the month (first and third Tuesday at 6pm). If you have questions or are interested in joining the Explorers, please call American Paratus Security Agency at 254-212-2772
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