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Scarborough Explorer Post 883

The intent of the Scarborough Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post is to educate youth in Law Enforcement, community service, supervision and team skills. The education aspects provide knowledge of law enforcement's function in the community. Through involvement, the Explorer program establishes an awareness of the complexities of police service. The key to success will be police and private citizen involvement. Community involvement will be encouraged as well as volunteer service assisting the Police Department.

For more information on Exploring, click the link below to visit the national Exploring web site.

Goals & Objectives


  • To further the explorer's education.

  • To encourage Explorer's participation in a rewarding and productive service activity.

  • To enhance Explorer's preparation for future roles as citizens, community members, leaders and law enforcement careers.

  • To serve as a potential recruitment tool for future men and women in law enforcement.

  • To serve as a community relations effort between police and youth, and between youth and the community.

  • To be utilized as a service group within the community.

  • To supplement duties of "non-sworn" police employees.

  • To develop and uphold the basis objectives of the Exploring division of the Boy Scouts of America.


  1. Character Building

  2. Leadership Development

  3. An appreciation for Community Service and Good Citizenship.

Experience Areas

  1. Leadership: Explorer Posts are led by the Explorers. Officers are chosen and are given assistance by the Advisors of the Post.

  2. Service: Community service is an important factor in our program. Explorers are urged to give back to the community at any chance they can. Events such as cleaning up graffiti, repairing bicycles and fingerprinting children are just a few.

  3. Social: As with any organization, Explorers have fun too! Being part of a national organization allows them to interact with other posts in the area or even on the national level such as the National Law Enforcement Explorers Conference held in Washington D.C. in July 1998. We look forward to the next conference in Atlanta, Georgia this summer.

  4. Outdoors: Outdoors activities are a major part of our social activities. Events such as the Rock Gym, White Water Rafting and Paintball are a few of the more popular.

Registration Information

Even if you aren't sure if a Law Enforcement career is for you, there is no better way to find out. All we expect from you is to participate, keep good grades in school and become a good representative of the Post and the Police Department. If you are between the ages of 15 and 21, give us a call. We meet once a week. Registration is only $7, and uniforms to be worn while working cost between $20-30. For more information, contact Officer Scott Vaughan.

Public Safety Building
246 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone: (207) 883-6361
Fax: (207) 730-4250
Emergency: 911

Scott Vaughan
Patrol Officer
Phone: (207) 730-4328
Email: svaughan