Law Enforcement Explorer Post 312

The City of Warren Police Department Explorer Post Explorers who participated in the Annual Law Enforcement Exploring Day Conference were (from left): Explorer Jastin Darts, Explorer Dillon Winters, Lt. Lucas Rizzardi, Explorer Jacob Hayes and Sgt. Ashleigh Deppen.
Law Enforcement Explorer Post 312 is a division of the Boy Scouts of America and is sponsored by the City of Warren Police Department. The intent of the Explorer Post is to educate and involve youth that are interested in police work. Through involvement, the Explorer Post establishes an awareness of the complexities of police service. Post members learn through hands-on training and are given the opportunity to use the skills. The Post recruits members, elects officers, and plans programs. The Post is run by its elected members.
Explorer Post 312 meets at the City of Warren Police Department on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
For more information, contact Community Service Officer Captain Jeffery Dougherty or Patrolman Tiffany Dyke
Both can also be reached at (814)723-2700


Requirements to Join the Post:

  • Completed eighth grade
  • Aged 15 to 21
  • Have an interest in law enforcement
  • Complete Application


The Post is trained in the following areas:

  • Arrest and Search
  • Traffic Stops
  • Burglary in Progress
  • Crime Scene Search
  • Domestic Dispute
  • Hostage Negotiations
  • Shoot/Don’t Shoot
  • Traffic Accidents 


The Explorer program offers the following benefits:

  • Gain exposure to various criminal justice careers and to have positive interaction with law enforcement professionals.
  • Obtain “hands-on” experience and awareness of the criminal justice system, thereby helping Explorers to make an informed decision on a career in law enforcement or a related field.
  • Receive comprehensive career-focused training that in many cases qualifies for academic credit (i.e. career education credit).
  • Preparation for career-related college degree programs and other advanced education opportunities
  • Benefit from interpersonal growth through self-discipline, teamwork, challenging experiences, and high standards of performance and personal conduct.
  • Enhanced character development and improved physical and mental fitness.
  • Learn responsibility to self and others through leadership opportunities.
  • Community service and networking activities by assisting sponsoring agency in a supplementary law enforcement and liaison capacity.


Proficiency Awards:

  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Community Service
  • Crime Prevention
  • Law Enforcement Service
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Firearms Training
  • Drug Abuse Prevention


Post Activities:

  • Summer Training Camp
  • National Explorer Conference
  • Security Details
  • Ride-Along Program
  • Kid Care ID – Fingerprinting
  • Traffic Control Details
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Firearms Training
  • Drill Instruction
  • Team Building Course
  • Honor Guard