The Lansing Police Explorer Post #911 started in 1969. The unit is currently supervised by Lieutenant Matthew Kreft. The unit is the largest in the state for the eight years in a row.
The Explorer Program is designed for young adults between the ages of 14 and 21. The purpose of the Explorer Post is to introduce youth to the area of Law Enforcement in the hopes that it will assist them in deciding on a career path. This is accomplished through training in various law enforcement subject matter and by accompanying officers on Ride-Alongs. The program also seeks to introduce members to a paramilitary organization, community service events, physical fitness training, military drill and ceremony, uniform and grooming standards, character development, and leadership skills.
Each year Explorers compete in a State Competition centered around law enforcement scenarios and physical fitness. Explorer Post #911 has won the prestigious "Governor's Cup" in 1990, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2018. For the seventh year in a row the Lansing Police Department Explorer Post was the largest group represented at the Michigan Law Enforcement Training Academy. The test scores were among the top in the entire academy.
If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of Explorer Post #911, please contact Lieutenant Matthew Kreft at 517-483-4613.