Youth Wanted for Police Explorer’s Program

The Champaign Police Department Explorer Program is looking for youth who would like to learn more about law enforcement to join our post; applications are now being accepted!

The Department’s Explorer program is an avenue for students interested in careers in law enforcement, to gain a better understanding of these professions and experience them first hand. Invaluable classroom instruction and hands-on training are provided in this program. As a member of Explorer Post #258 participants will participate in community service activities and train in multiple areas including but not limited to:

• Building Searches
• Traffic Stops
• Accident Investigation
• Firearms Training
• Drug Awareness
• Leadership
• Handcuffing
• Control Tactics
• Use of Force
• Arrest, Search, and Seizure
• Evidence Collection and Processing

You can download the information and application here or for more information about the Police Explorer’s Program or to receive an application, contact Sgt. Dennis Baltzell at or [email protected]. Applications can also be downloaded at

The deadline to apply is December 15, 2013.