Kingston Police Explorers
This organization is sponsored by the Kingston Police Department in cooperation with the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning for Life Program. This organization is a community oriented non-profit organization. All funds received by this organization are used for the education if its members and to provide equipment that the post needs to function. This program operates under the direction of police officers and civilian advisors.
The primary mission of this program is to expose young adults between the ages of 14 and 20 to the field of law enforcement. This program will do the following: give insight into police work, provide a positive alternative to negative influences, develop responsible youth, encourage academic excellence, leadership, teamwork and volunteerism. Participants will work with both civilians and officers of the Kingston Police Department. The program is designed to give them a realistic overview of law enforcement so that they can make an informed decision as to whether or not they want to pursue law enforcement as a career in the future.
Kingston Police Department Reserve Unit
The Kingston Police Department Reserve Unit was established to supplement the full-time officers in the performance of day-to-day law enforcement, special events and emergencies. Police Reserves complete yearly in-service training mandated by the POST Commission. This training includes the initial 80 hours the first year and 40 hours per year thereafter. Police Reserves are required to participate at the minimum of 16 hours monthly which can include actual work hours, training and/or ride a-longs.