Explorer Program - Post #9051

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The Manitowoc Police Explorer Program is for anyone between 9th grade and college, between 14 and 21 years old, who wants to "explore" what being a police officer is all about. As a Manitowoc Police Explorer, you will receive top notch instruction and hands on training from a team of Manitowoc Police Officers.

Not only will you gain a learning and training advantage over other police recruits when you finally get to police recruit school, you will have opportunities to put your training to the test against other police department Explorer Posts in annual competitions around the state.

In addition to the tremendous training you will receive, you will be expected to assist the police department with various tasks at many different events going on in the city throughout the year. For this you will receive community service hours toward your graduation requirements and gain standing experience within our Explorer Post.

The Manitowoc Police Department reserves the right to conduct background checks of potential Explorers and to deny membership into the Explorer Program based on excessive school disciplinary records or any negative contacts with police. A $25 fee is required to join the Explorer Post, as membership capacity in the Explorer Program will be limited.

Explorer uniforms will be provided by the Manitowoc Police Department and are required to be worn at every training meeting and city event in which Explorers are assisting

Manitowoc Police Department Explorer
                Program OPEN HOUSE!!
       Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
      Lower Level Training Room at
                    Mtwc. Police Dept., 910 Jay Street

For more information on Explorer Open House


Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the Manitowoc Police Department Lower Level Training Room, unless notification has been given that there has been another date/location:

January 11, 2018 
January 25, 2018 

February 8, 2018 
February 22, 2018  

March 8, 2018 
March 17, 2018 

April 12, 2018 
April 26, 2018 

May 10, 2018 
May 17, 2018
May 24, 2018 

June 14, 2018
June 28, 2018

August 9, 2018
August 23, 2018

September 13, 2018
September 27, 2018

October 11, 2018
October 25, 2018

November 8, 2018
November 29, 2018 (Open House)

December 13, 2017


Post Advisor

Jeremy Kronforst
2nd Shift Lieutenant (2:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.)

Contact Information:

Phone: 920-686-6551

Committee Chair

Bruce Jacobs
Crime Prevention Sergeant (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Contact Information:


Phone: 920-686-6576

Associate Advisors:

Officer Richard Ladwig
Officer Amanda DeValk
Officer Fielder Clark
Officer Amber Thiel