Explorers Post #153

Officer Bremer Officer Richard Mark Bremer Number C153
E.O.W. 10/23/08
Explorer Post Number 153
America's hope for the future lies in the youth of today.


This philosophy led the Boy Scouts of America to develop its Explorer Division for career-oriented young adults aged 14 through 20. Sponsored by the Frederick Police Department and chartered annually through the Exploring Division of the Boy Scouts of America, Frederick Police Explorer Post 153 was established to introduce young adults to all phases of law enforcement. Explorers have the opportunity to assist the Frederick Police Department at special events and other activities. In addition, Explorers can broaden their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills involved in their community's police department. Although Post 153 is law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian.

Explorer Application (PDF)

Explorer Post Number 153 Mission Statement

The mission of the Frederick Police Department Explorer Post is to provide a positive relationship between Police Officers and Youth who wish to learn about a career in Law Enforcement. The Frederick Police Explorers will not discriminate against any race, creed religion or gender. The Police Explorers will be required to be upstanding citizens within the community who maintain good grades, complete community volunteer hours, and have a desire to enter into law enforcement as a career.

Background Information

The Frederick Police Explorer Post Number 153, sponsored by the Frederick Police Department is a career-oriented program for young adults between the ages of 14 to 20 years of age. The Post is affiliated with the learning for Life program, a division of the Boy Scouts of America, but administered by the Frederick Police Department.


Law Enforcement Exploring is centered on five skills: 

  • Career Opportunities
  • Character Education
  • Leadership Experience
  • Life Skills
  • Service Learning

In Honor Of

The Frederick Police Department has chosen the Post number 153 to honor our brother, Officer Richard Mark Bremer, Badge Number 153, who lost his life in the line of duty on October 23, 2008. Officer Bremer was a devoted Police Officer who loved serving and protecting the citizens of Frederick City. He had a passion to help those who were in need. Officer Bremer would be proud to be a part of such an amazing program educating and mentoring young adults pursuing a career in law enforcement.

General Membership Requirements

  • All applicants must successfully complete the basic training program
  • All Explorers must complete the Basic Explorer Training Program
  • The applicant must be of good character and possess good moral habits
  • Applicant must have a sincere interest in law enforcement
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better while enrolled
  • Applicants must be between 14 to 20 years of age
  • Parental approval must be obtained

Applicant's driving record will be considered. None of the above requirements are intended to be an automatic disqualifier. All are taken into consideration.

Goals & Objectives

The following goals and objectives are sought and maintained by the Frederick Police Explorer Post:

  • Build and maintain professional relationships between career-oriented young adults and the Offices of the Frederick Police Department
  • Career development through hands-on experience for the Explorers enrolled in the program
  • Career growth and leadership opportunities for the Officers assigned to the program
  • Recruitment tool for future men and women in law enforcement and with the Frederick Police Department
  • Strengthen community relations effort in Frederick City between Police, youth, and the community


Explorer Post members are required to participate in details and activities, some of these include:

  • Field trips (training and team building)
  • Multi-post or multi-regional seminars
  • Physical Agility Testing
  • Security
  • Traffic direction

Program Topics

Explorer Post members are expected to attend all regularly scheduled meetings. Members will receive basic instruction and be tested on various phases of law enforcement to include:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Fingerprinting Technique
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Traffic Control and Direction
  • Traffic Law

Explorer Post Meetings

Meetings are held biweekly on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Frederick Police Department Headquarters
100 W Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

Additional Information

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