The mission of the Lynnwood Police Explorer Post 911 is to educate and involve high school age youth in police operations, to interest them in the functions of law enforcement, and to expose department personnel to the positive side of American youth with the goal of promoting community service and a positive image of the Police Department to all youth in the community.
Explorer Post 911 was formed in March 1996 and currently has 16 male and female members ranging in age from 14 to 20. Lynnwood Police personnel volunteer as advisors for the Explorer Post acting as mentors and role models for the post members.
Youth living in and around the City of Lynnwood are encouraged to apply to become a Lynnwood Police Explorer. We are seeking youth who wish make a difference in their community, who maintain high values of integrity, honesty and commitment to community service.
Explorers are taught similar courses to those taught to Police Officers at the Washington State Law Enforcement Academy. From traffic stops, officer safety and criminal law, building searches, gangs and drugs.
Meetings are generally the first three Tuesdays of the month. Explorers also attend two, one week-long Police Explorer Academies per year.
The program operates under a similar rank structure as most police departments. The rank structure in the Explorer Program is as follows:
6 - Police Advisors
1 - Explorer Captain
1 - Explorer Lieutenant
2 - Explorer Sergeants
2 - Explorer Corporal
(Step in when Sergeant absent)