Police Explorers

On April 20, 1999, the Edwardsville City Council approved the request by the Edwardsville Police Department to establish the Edwardsville Police Explorer Post 9999. This program is in conjunction with the National Exploring Program of the Boy Scouts of America. The post is a not-for-profit organization that assists in expanding the interests of the cadets in the field of law enforcement.

The posts advisory committee consists of police officers from the Edwardsville Police Department and concerned citizens of our community.

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Post Goals

  • To Develop
    • Own potential
    • Self confidence
    • Leadership skills
    • Character
  • To Promote
    • Honesty
    • Respect
    • Dedication
  • To Learn
    • T.EA.M. concept (Together Everyone Achieves More)
    • About law enforcement


Currently there are thirteen young men and women from the Edwardsville Community who are between the ages of 14 and 20 years old. These young people have a career interest in law enforcement and a strong desire to learn more about the field.

Post activities include:

  • Assist in Disasters
  • Assist with Parades
  • Crime prevention programs
  • Involvement with community service groups
  • Participate in the State and National Explorer Competitions
  • Serve the Community


View the Police Explorer application (PDF).

View a printable information flyer.

More Information

For more information, contact Officer Lask, Officer Nolden or Lieutenant Mike Lybarger at 618-656-2131 or Email Police Explorers.