In response to the expected extreme heat, temperatures reaching 90+ degrees, the City of Westland has opened several cooling centers around the City for the entire week of July 15th. For more information about hours and locations please click here.
Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who are at least 14 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday.
Some of the things our Volunteer Police Explorers do include Ride Along with Uniformed Patrol Officers, Undercover Stings dealing with alcohol and tobacco sales to minors, various community details, Youth Assistance, D.A.R.E Activities. In addition our Police Explorers will go through a number of Police Officer training classes such as accident investigation, domestic violence, officer safety, defensive tactics, firearms training, S.W.A.T. training, booking of prisoners, alcohol detection just to name a few.
If you are between the ages of 14 - 21 and wish to become a Westland Police Explorer Please fill out an application and submit it at the front desk of the Westland Police Department located at 36701 Ford Road. Please seal your application in an envelope and address it to Officer Jeff Kropodra, Officer Cale Furney, Officer Jennifer Schurig, Officer Matt Allen or Officer James Compton.
Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted for an interview. Due to the nature of the Police Explorer Program, we will not accept anyone with a prior CRIMINAL HISTORY. Minor Traffic Violations will not disqualify an applicant; however, it will be addressed.
If you have any further questions you can contact the explorer coordinator at 734-722-9600 or email them at the following: Jkropodra@wlpd.net
To download Application click here: Explorer Application
Once you complete the application you may drop it off at the Police Department Front Desk. After your application is reviewed and approved you will be invited to attend a Explorer Meeting.