Police Explorers

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Explorer Advisors

Phone: 571-2500

 Sgt. D.J. Schoeff - Advisor
email: dschoeff@carmel.in.gov
 Officer Blake Lytle - Advisor
email: blytle@carmel.in.gov
Officer Shane VanNatter - Advisor
email: svannatter@carmel.in.gov 
Officer James Morris - Advisor
email: jmorris@carmel.in.gov
Officer Megan Soultz - Advisor
email: msoultz@carmel.in.gov
 Officer Jason Gilmore - Advisor
email: jgilmore@carmel.in.gov
 Officer Jamie Reynolds - Advisor
email: jreynolds@carmel.in.gov


The Carmel Police Department in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America offers an opportunity to youth between the ages of 14 and 20 to join Explorer Post 382.


Carmel Police Explorer Post 382 helps youth explore the possibility of becoming a Police officer through education. The program matches the interests of youth with adult expertise.


The purpose of the Explorer program is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to become responsible and caring adults. These young adults learn ethical decision making through positive social interaction, leadership development, hands-on experience, problem solving skills, and service to the community.

Youth are selected for membership and then attend an eight month police academy training program, where they are shown most aspects of police work. Upon completion of the academy phase, the recruit is given a uniform and allowed to ride with a police officer to observe for a day. In addition, explorers are asked to work certain community functions throughout the year.

New recruit classes start in the fall of each year, however an individual can join at anytime. The meetings are held at the Carmel Police Department on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. For more information contact one of the advisors above!

Visit the Explorers National Website.

Carmel Police Explorer Post 398 Explorers Code

As an Explorer-

I believe that America's strength lies in our trust in God and in the courage,
strength, and traditions of our people.

I will therefore, be faithful in my religious duties and will maintain a
personal sense of honor in my own life.

I will treasure my American heritage and will do all I can to preserve and enrich it.

I will recognize the dignity and worth of all humanity and will use fair play
and goodwill in my daily life.

I will acquire the Exploring attitude that seeks the truth in all things and adventure on the
frontiers of our changing world.

Irving, Texas

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