Police Explorer Scouts

Law Enforcement Exploring 

The Vernon Hills Law Enforcement Explorer Post 2911 is made up of young men and women who are interested in pursuing a career in the law enforcement field. The program introduces youth to police work as well as:

  • Providing them with leadership training and experience
  • Promoting character development and building of self esteem
  • Encouraging interest and enthusiasm for a career in law enforcement

The Vernon Hills Police Explorers are sponsored by the Village of Vernon Hills and are chartered by the Boys Scouts of America Exploring Division.


During bi-monthly meetings, Explorers are trained in various areas of police work. Some of the topics covered are:

  • Accident Investigation
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  • Building Searches
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Evidence Recovery
  • Traffic Control
  • Domestic Disputes
  • Arrest and Search Techniques
  • Hostage Negotiations
  • C.P.R.
  • And much more...

Service and Benefits

The Vernon Hills Police Explorer Post is proud of its exemplary record of service to the Vernon Hills Community. The Explorers assist the police department by providing traffic direction at parades and major functions, as well as assisting with security for the Vernon Hills Summer Celebration. Explorers are also permitted to participate in the Police Department’s Ride-Along Program where they can observe police work in the field.


Members also participate in state and national Explorer Scout competitions.

Explorer Logo.jpgRequirements

Applicants must:

  • Be 14-20 years old
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Maintain a "C" average in school
  • Have no serious criminal background
  • Be of good moral character

Join Us

Take the challenge! Become part of a program that will enhance your self-discipline and self-confidence through challenging experiences and high standards of performance and conduct.

For more information contact Commander Becky Foy via email at bfoy@vhills.org, Officer Santos Rodriguez via email at srodriquez@vhills.org or SRO Courtney Blaul via email at cblaul@vhills.org

Click here to see and print the Explorer information pamphlet.