This philosophy led the Sauk Prairie Police Department to form the Sauk Prairie Police Explorers for career-oriented young adults aged 14 through 20. Members are referred to as “Explorer” and, the explorer program is a co-educational, young-adult program developed and supervised by Police Officers. This provides an opportunity for young adults to explore a law enforcement career.
This successful program is designed to educate and involve young men and women in police operations and to interest them in law enforcement functions whether they enter the law enforcement field or not.
As an Explorer, young adults have the opportunity to assist the Sauk Prairie Police Department. Explorers can broaden their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up their community’s police service. In addition to gaining a working knowledge of police work, the participants have the opportunity to give back to their community. Although the Sauk Prairie Police Explorers are law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian.
If you are interested in joining or want more information, you can email Lt. Travis Hilliard.