Mission Statement


The mission of the Venice Police Explorers is to mentor teenage boys and girls ages 14 to 18 years of age in order to help them to grow and work in a diverse community. This is accomplished through Learning for Life, a program chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. In weekly meetings the youth are taught skills built upon six areas of emphasis, career opportunities, good citizenship, life skills, leadership experience, social interaction, and character building. The Explorer gains self-confidence through group interactions, public speaking, and self-defense instruction.

English, spelling, math and current events are all parts of the curriculum with an explanation on uses in everyday police work. Today’s explorers are tomorrow’s teachers, police officers, soldiers and community leaders so taking pride in themselves, their families and their country is emphasized. Venice Police Explorers are good will ambassadors to the citizens of Venice and Sarasota County, each working many volunteer hours annually for various civic-minded organizations.

The explorers are under the direction of Venice Police Department’s Administrative Division. Several officers and civilian volunteers work as adult advisors to supervise the training and work details. The advisors also offer respect, guidance and moral support to the explorers and families.

2009 Summary


Venice Police Explorers Post 86
(941) 486-2444
1350 Ridgewood Avenue
Venice, FL 34292