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 If you are interested in attending our 2nd Annual Multi-Jurisdictional Police Explorer Academy, please visit http://www.stpete.org/police/isb/explorers.html 



*** We are currently looking for new applications for youth who are interested in the field of Law Enforcement. If you are 14-21 years of age, have no criminal record, and maintain a 2.0 GPA at school, and feel Law Enforcement Explorers is for you. Come join us at our meetings every Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Pinellas Park Police Department located at 7700 59th St N Pinellas Park, FL 33781. For more information feel free to use our “Contact Us” and “Requirements” page.***

The Pinellas Park Police Explorer Post 912, is a non-profit organization made up of young men and women, 14 to 20 years old, who have expressed an interest in a career in law enforcement. Exploring is a division of the Boy Scouts of America Learning for Life Program. Our main goal is to teach young people about law enforcement and conduct community service projects. Our explorers are constantly in the public helping the city and surrounding areas with community service projects and events.

Our post has been in operation since 1983. Founded by now Chief of Police Dorene Thomas, the post has seen many explorers come and go. However, the department has welcomed many former explorers with open hands. Ofc. Daniel Butterworth, Det. Cpl. Brian Fey, Cpl. Michael Linquist, Cpl. John Shea, Ofc. Patricia Fiedler, Ofc. Shaun Grantham, Det. Christopher Ryan,  Sergeant Adam Geissenberger and Sergeant Brian Unmisig were all former Explorers. Officers’ D. Butterworth, B. Fey, M. Linquist, and J. Shea in fact were Explorers in Post 912.

Explorer Post #912 currently has 22 active members as of May 2014. There are 12  Post advisors, to include the Chief of Police, who oversee all the training, meetings, and interactions within the community with the Explorers.


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The Pinellas Park Police Department Explorer Post 912 participated in the annual Florida Association Of Police Explorers (F.A.P.E.) State Competition. This year, our Explorers placed seventh (7) in the state out of 31 teams. The State team consisted of six (6) Explorers who competed throughout the competition. The Explorers were Explorer Lieutenant Thomas Boyle, Explorer Sergeant Jacob Conley, Explorer Corporal Cody Leath, Explorer Corporal Alyssa Bryant, Explorer Sean Conners, and Explorer Shelby Pyles. They also were accompanied by the lead advisors, Detective J. Tippett and Detective M. Luginbill.

The scenarios used, put the Explorers through real life scenarios that police officers encounter on the road. The scenarios were Traffic Stop, Traffic Crash, In Progress, Active Shooter, Search and Arrest, and Crime Scene. Our Post placed second (2) in the Crime Scene event. Each scenario tested the Explorers knowledge and training of Law Enforcement field. They also participated in the Color Guard, Bike Course, Physical Agility Course, Firearms Training Simulator (F.A.T.S.), and Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (E.V.O.C.).

The Pinellas Park Police Explorer Post # 912 would like to thank the City of Pinellas Park and the Pinellas Park Police Department for sponsoring the post to attend the Competition.