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 POST 55 

To Prospective Stratford Police Post 55 Explorers and Guardians:

The Stratford Police Explorer Post 55 is a career education program for young men and women who are 14 to 20 years old who are interested in building a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in our communities. Our purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Exploring is based along with direct and personal contact with members of the Stratford Police Department. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their interest in law enforcement, grow and develop.

Some benefits for the youths would be stimulated interest in continual education, career information; insight into future vocations, positive alternative to negative youth activities, such as drug abuse and involvement with gangs, sense of acceptance and belonging to the “right” group, safe environment for adult like activities, opportunities to participate in practical, real, and meaningful hand-on experiences, cooperative relationship between adults, youth and service to others.

If a town of Stratford resident who fulfills the requirement is interested in the program there are some fees that have to be paid.  

The meetings are primarily held every Thursday and are usually from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The day, time and location are subject to change based on the activity that is planned for the meeting.

The yearly registration fee is $40 and this includes the Learning for Life registration and 1 Explorer T-Shirt.  There is a $5 youth application fee for Northeast Regional Law Enforcement Educational Association (NERLEEA). However, nobody will be turned away for not being able to afford the fees and required uniforms.

We at the Stratford Police Department take pride in the Explorer program and in turn require each Explorer to wear a uniform so they can represent Stratford Police in a professional manner. They are required to purchase a Long Sleeve Dress Shirt $40.00, a Short Sleeve Dress Shirt $35.00 and a Hat $20.00. Uniform Dress Pants will also need to be purchased and we will advise you as to where they should be bought.  These items except the pants will be ordered through the Explorer Program and a CHECK should be written out to the Stratford Police Explorers Post 55. The shirts have to be ordered and there will be a time delay in receiving them.

There are monthly dues. The due amount is $5.00. This money will be collected at the last meeting of every month. This money is to go into the Explorers fund to help them with some of the operating costs. We are a self funded organization and will be working on fundraising ideas along with developing ideas to receive donations to help run the organization.

There may be additional fees that come up depending on what the Explorers are interested in taking part in. We welcome any ideas you might have to help them in this process.  And we welcome you to attend meetings or events if you would like to see what your Explorer has taken on in joining our post.

Any questions feel free to call School Resource Officer at Bunnell High School Officer Tesla at 203-385-5781.

Stratford Police Department Explorer Post Advisors:  Lieutenant Niemiec, SRO Officers Sapione, Voccola, Tesla, Officer Albohn, and Officer Murolo.

900 Longbrook Avenue 
Stratford, CT 06614
Routine Calls: (203) 385-4100

Number: (203) 375-8477


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