The following goals and objectives are sought and maintained
by the Walker Police Department Explorer Program.
To serve as a recruitment tool for future men and women in
To serve a community relations effort in Walker between
police, youth, and the community
To be utilized as volunteers within the Walker Police
To develop and uphold the basic objectives of the Explorer
sponsored through the Boy Scouts of America through the contribution
of the police to the Explorer in three areas:
- character building
- leadership development
- an appreciation for community services and good citizenship
To be eligible for membership in the Walker Police Department Explorer
Program a candidate must:
at least 14 years of age and in junior high school and have not reached
their 21st birthday
at the time of entry and maintain a minimum grade "C" average in
a responsible citizen with a good reputation and good moral character
of sound health and be free of any physical defect that would cause injury
to himself/herself, or jeopardize others participating in the program
full approval of parents or guardian and assurance of their support and
Upon completion of application procedures and acceptance
into the Program, the new member is placed on a three (3) month probation
period. Successful completion of the probationary period allows the member to
assume full membership privileges within the program.
Explorer members are expected to attend all regular scheduled meetings.
Members receive basic instruction in all phases of law enforcement including
criminal law, traffic law, criminal investigation, crime prevention, traffic
control and direction, accident investigation, juvenile delinquency, and other
related fields which are integral parts of law enforcement.
Explorers are required to participate in the numerous details performed by the
Post, usually in the areas of traffic direction, security, and communications.
Participation is also encouraged for all Post activities which can include
field trips, camping trips, dances, multi-post multi-regional training
seminars, the ride-along program, etc.
Explorers are governed by a Manual of Rules and Regulations. Uniforms are
required by all members with part of the uniform supplied by the Post and part
purchased by the individual member.
Promotion to the various ranks within the Explorer Program depends upon a
member's service record with the Post, leadership potential, and completion of
any designated testing procedures.
The Ride-Along Program is a privilege which has been earned by the members of
the Walker Police Department Explorer Program. The Ride-Along Program allows
interested, qualified Explorers the chance to observe street level police work
on a firsthand basis. The program gives Explorers a working knowledge of the
field of law enforcement as they observe police officers respond to calls for service and
follow through on criminal investigations to a successful conclusion.
Explorers wishing to take part in the Ride-Along Program must have
successfully completed the six (6) month probationary period and must have
Below is a movie that explains the program and gives some background
information on the Explorers. This may take a little while to load so please
Police Department P.O. Box 988 - Walker, LA 70785
(225) 664-3125 Fax (225) 664-6470