Explorer Program
Explorers and Officer Ajello
Open to young men and women, the purpose of the Bradenton Police Explorers Program is to build character, citizen training, and fitness to selected youth within the City of Bradenton. BPD Explorers are involved in training sessions on a weekly basis, which familiarizes the members with all aspects of law enforcement, including patrol procedures, traffic stops, arrest procedures, traffic and criminal law, criminal investigations, traffic crash investigations, and firearms safety.

Membership Requirements:
  • Young adults between the ages of 14 and 20
  • Maintain at least a "C" grade point average while in school
  • Be of good physical health
  • Be of good moral health with no arrests or convictions
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation
  • Each applicant must pass a selection process which will include an interview and a background investigation.
For more information on the Explorers Program, contact Lieutenant Valorie Knight at valorie.knight@bradentonpd.com.
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