Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department
3339 Route 46 Parsippany, NJ 07054


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Non-Emergencies: 973-263-4300
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Police Explorer Program

What is Exploring?

Exploring is a nationally recognized career education program chartered through Learning for Life and the Boy Scouts for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20 years old. The purpose of the Parsippany Police Explorer Program is to provide information and experiences to young men and women who are interested in a possible law enforcement career. To accomplish this, PTHPD Explorer Post #131 utilizes a hands on training approach while providing curriculum and experiences that help young people mature and learn lifelong leadership skills, while establishing an awareness of the challenges of law enforcement. Post meetings are held twice per month, where Explorers practice military drill, learn about law enforcement topics, develop teamwork through problem solving, and regularly participate in community service details. Membership within the program is contingent upon the Explorer adhering to the rules and regulations found within the Parsippany Police Explorer Manual and the paramilitary organizational style approach.

Explorers Learn About:

  • Police Ethics
  • Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS)
  • MV Stops / MV Crash Diagrams
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gangs
  • K-9
  • Crimes against the person
  • Crimes against property
  • White-collar and computer crime
  • Firearms Safety / Self Defense
  • Counter Terrorism
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
  • Title 39 Motor Vehicle Law
  • Radio Procedures
  • Search and Rescue
  • Fire Departments
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Office of Emergency Management

For more information about the Parsippany Police Explorer Program and how to join, email: Lt. Keith Lefferts (Klefferts@parpolice.com)