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Posted on: September 24, 2019

The City of White Plains Public Safety Explorers Program

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The City of WP Public Safety Explorers Program Is a collaboration of the White Plains Department of Public Safety and The White Plains Youth Bureau is affiliated with Boy Scouts of America and is opened to young men and women .  This program runs November 2019 until June 2020, the sign up period is October 9th to October 20th.   The Explorer program emphasizes five areas of youth development:   Career Opportunities, Life Skills,  Character Education, Citizenship and  Leadership Experience.

 Requirements for enrollment include:  Must have graduated 8th grade; Must be 14 to 20 years of age; Must be in good physical condition; Must be in good academic standing at school.

The White Plains Public Safety Explorer program is affiliated with Boy Scouts of America and is opened to young men and women. The participants will be under the supervision of Police Officers, Fire Fighters and Youth Bureau staff. 

The White Plains Public Safety Explorers participate and assist in public safety events such as parades, walk-a-thons and other public gatherings. Explorers also take classes where they can experience responding to calls for service, radio operating procedures, paperwork, report writing and the normal routines of Community Policing. Explorers will also undergo training such as fire safety, emergency medical treatment procedures and crime scene investigations. The program runs from November through June and ends with volunteering at the White Plains Fire Works event which is held at WP High School grounds.

The White Plains Public Safety Explorers program is a career education program which provide youth in the community with insight into future vocations. It is also a positive alternative to negative youth activities. Explorers are also recognized for their participation through awards and the prestige that comes with a sense of accomplishment. 


If you are interested or if you have any questions please contact Lt Dennis Doherty at 422-6250 or 

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