Explorer Post 200

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What is Police Exploring?

Police Exploring is a program (consisting of young women and young men) sponsored by your local Law Enforcement Agency and Boy Scouts of America. It is a great opportunity for you to experience a possible career in Law Enforcement.


Who can be a Police Explorer?


Any young man or young woman can sign up to be a Police Explorer. You must be from 14 (and have completed the 8th grade) to 20 years of age, must accept the Explorer Code, and must maintain good grades in school. 


What's in it for me?


Experience and Challenge. If you are considering making Law Enforcement a future career, this is the program for you.


Explorer Post 200 History and Additional Information

The Explorer program gives young men and women an opportunity to spend time in a law enforcement setting with actual officers and watch officers handle calls.

Due to the High-Risk situations officers become involved in it is most likely that the explorer will view most calls from the interior of the cruiser.



The Gallipolis Explorer Post 200 is headed by Sergeant Adam Holcomb, and is currently made up of ten young men ranging in age from fourteen years of age (who have completed the eighth grade) to twenty years of age.  The Gallipolis Explorer post was started by Patrolman Greg Frazier and former Chief Clinton Patterson, and has been a success since that time. The Explorer post is a community oriented organization which helps out with special details such as parades, festivals, and other community oriented functions.


How do I sign up?


Signing up is easy. For information contact Sergeant Adam Holcomb at

(740) 446-1313 or stop in and see him at the Gallipolis Police Department, located at 518 Second Avenue, to pick up an application.


 So come on.

What are you waiting for?

Are you ready for the Challenge?


Items that you will need to purchase once you are a Police Explorer


  • Explorer uniform that includes pants and shirt with patches, black boots and a black trouser belt. Winter uniforms will require a long sleeve shirt with a black tie.
  • Optional Items: Duty belt that includes: handcuff case with handcuffs, flashlight ring, belt keepers (4 needed), radio holder.
  • The Gallipolis Police Department Explorer Program also provides non-hazardous law enforcement experience to those young people who have demonstrated sufficient interest by active participation in the Post activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, Traffic Control, Ride-Along program, and assistance to the Police Department in Auxiliary services (such as a search for a missing child / adult).













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