Watertown Police Department Explorer Post 119 provides a great opportunity for youth looking into a career in Law Enforcement. Explorers are exposed to a variety of police tactics and procedures which help strengthen your teamwork skills, communication skills, and overall character as a person. As an Explorer, you will learn if the law enforcement field is the right career for you!
Police Explorers get a first hand look at the law enforcement career field. Explorers meet twice a month for training of various law enforcement related hands on training. Explorers also assist the Watertown Police Department at public events such as parades. Explorers also can participate in the Ride Along Program, where each Explorer can ride with an officer and observe what the WPD does on a daily basis.
Explorers train on many fundamental police topics, including: Traffic Stops, Radio Communication Procedures, Accident Scene Procedures, Accident Investigation, Robbery Investigation, Burglary Investigation, Bomb Threat Response, Traffic Control, Handcuffing Techniques, Building Searches, 911 Communications, and First Aid & CPR.