Prospective Stratford Police Post 55 Explorers and Guardians:
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
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.
a town of Stratford resident who fulfills the requirement is
interested in the program there are some fees that have to be
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.
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.
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
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.
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
questions feel free to call School Resource Officer at Bunnell
High School Officer Tesla at 203-385-5781.
Police Department Explorer Post Advisors:
Niemiec, SRO Officers Sapione, Voccola, Tesla, Officer Albohn,
and Officer Murolo.