Explorers Program

The Northern York County Regional Police Department is partnering with the Boy Scouts of America to offer a Law Enforcement Explorers Program.

Goals and Objectives of the program

  • Recruitment tool for future men and women in law enforcement
  • Community relations effort between police, youth and the community
  • Utilizes volunteers within the Northern York County Regional Police Department and other partner agencies
  • Develop and uphold the basic objectives of the Program as sponsored through the Boy Scouts of America through the contribution of the police to the Explorer in three areas:
    • Character building
    • Leadership development
    • Build an appreciation for community services and good citizenship

Program Topics

Explorer Post members receive basic instruction in various phases of law enforcement including:

  • Criminal law
  • Traffic law
  • Criminal investigation
  • Crime prevention
  • Traffic control and direction
  • Accident investigation
  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Other related topics which are integral parts of law enforcement


To be eligible for membership in the Program a candidate must:

  • Be at least 14 years of age, in junior high school or high school.
  • Have at the time of entry and maintain a minimum grade “C” average in school
  • Be a responsible citizen with a good reputation and good moral character
  • Be able to safely perform duties of this position without posing a threat to the health and safety of themselves or others
  • Have full approval of parents or guardian and assurance of their support and cooperation
  • Be citizens of the United States at the time of their application

Application and Additional Information

Contact Sgt. Chris Irwin at 717.292.3647 or Cirwin@nycrpd.org or Cpl. William Nailor at wnailor@nycrpd.org