Explorer Post

Law Enforcement Post #177

The Elm Grove Police Explorer post provides opportunities for young men and women, between the ages of 14 to 21, who are interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement. Our explorer post is a combined effort between the Elm Grove Police Department and the Boy Scouts of America.

Elm Grove Police Explorer Post #177 was first organized by Police Chief Earl D. Krueger in 1973. Since the establishment of the post, there have been approximately 40 explorers from the Elm Grove Police explorer post who have gone on to become successful members of various law enforcement agencies, including local and federal law enforcement agencies. Chief Gage and Retired Assistant Chief Moulas both began their law enforcement careers with the Elm Grove Explorer Post.

The Elm Grove Police Explorers meet once a month to discuss issues and events of youth and law enforcement interest. Also during these meetings, the explorers receive training in a vast array of police topics. Just a few of these topics include: traffic accident investigation, traffic stops, Operating While Intoxicated incidents, report writing, crime scene investigations, defensive and arrest tactics, and room clearing tactics. We also have the opportunity to have presentations by members of other law enforcement agencies, such as the Secret Service, gang investigators, drug unit officers, and members of a S.W.A.T. team. There are also annual police explorer competitions where members of our explorer post compete with members of explorer posts from other departments in various police related events.

The Elm Grove Police Explorers also have the opportunity to be involved in various activities at the Elm Grove Police Department:

Dispatch Program: Explorers are instructed in the use of police radios and in the critical role of public safety dispatching.

Court Bailiff Program: Explorers are provided the opportunity to assist the Clerk of Court during sessions of Municipal Court in the Village of Elm Grove. The Explorer learns about the court system and the disposition of violations of law.

Traffic Control: Explorers are involved in assisting with traffic direction at assigned posts where traffic control is needed for special events, such as the Memorial Day parade.

Squad Riding: After meeting several training requirements, Explorers are allowed to ride along with an officer on patrol during a normal shift to give the Explorers first hand experience in the field of law enforcement.

Special Activities: Explorers also assist with various activities held in the village park such as Fourth of July events and other miscellaneous police activities.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Elm Grove Explorer Post or are interested in additional information, contact Police Officer Sandy Brown at (262) 786-4141 or by email.