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Lansing Police Explorer Post #911

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What is the Explorer Post

The Lansing Police Explorer Post #911 is part of the Boy Scouts of America Exploring division and is overseen by Lansing Police officers. To become a member of the explorer post, you must be between the ages of 14 and 21 and have completed the eighth grade. All members must be enrolled in school and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Applicants can be rejected for reasons such as criminal history. Applicants will be subjected to a interview process as well as a back ground investigation.

What is the purpose of the Explorer Post

The purpose of the explorer post is to introduce youth to the area of Law Enforcement in hopes that it will assist them in deciding on a career path. This is accomplished through training in various law enforcement areas and by accompanying officers on ride-a-longs. The program also seeks to introduce members to a paramilitary organization, community service and events, physical fitness training, uniform and grooming standards, character development and leadership skills.


The Explorer Post meets every first and third Wednesday of every month. Most meetings are held at the Lansing Police Department Operations Center at 5815 Wise Rd. at 1900 hrs and punctuality is important. The location of the meeting may change depending on the training planned. Those planning on attending should use the below email addresses to contact the post advisor and confirm the meeting location. Those who plan on attending a meeting should also review the post's rules and regulations found on this page prior to the meeting. Attendees may also complete the application prior to attending.


Explorers receive training in patrol procedures prior to completing their first ride-a-long. Classroom instruction includes training in Domestic Violence, Traffic Stops, Crime Scene Investigation, Accident Investigations and Building Searches. Additional topics are covered throughout the year as well.

The post also competes in the Michigan Youth Law Enforcement Training Committee's (MYLETC) annual state competition with other posts from around the state. The competition is based on the areas of training the explorers receive.

In addition, the post attends the MYLETC youth police academy. This is a one week academy which simulates what the explorer can expect at an actual police academy. Attendance at this is mandatory for all first year explorers and for the majority of the other members as well.

Contact Information

Please contact the Post Advisor for any questions regarding the program or to confirm your attendance at a meeting.

Post Advisor Sgt. Matt Kreft: MKreft@Lansingmi.gov
Associate Advisor Ofc. Tony Sandoval: asandoval@lansingmi.gov

Michael Yankowski
Chief of Police
120 W. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

Police Headquarters

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 517-483-4680
FAX: 517-483-4688