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The Kernersville Police Department is home to explorer post 914.

The Police Explorers program is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement agencies.

Joining Police Explorers

To participate in the Explorers Program at the Kernersville Police Department, all candidates must:

  1. Have a career interest in law enforcement, the criminal justice system and/or a community service related field.
  2. Be at least 14 years of age (entering 9th grade), thru 20 years of age (Participants may remain in the program until their 21st birthday).
  3. Be a United States Citizens or lawful resident alien.
  4. Must have proof of active enrollment in school and maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA while in the program.
  5. Be drug (illegal) free, including alcohol and tobacco.
  6. Have good moral character as determined by a background check and must not have a criminal or gang background or involvement.
  7. Provide a copy of his/her birth certificate, photo ID (driver’s license if applicable) and a copy of their parent’s/guardian’s driver’s license.
  8. Provide a copy of their health insurance card/information.
  9. Have and give a 100% commitment to attend mandatory meetings, activities, and assigned details.
  10. Have 100% support from parents/guardians.

Explorer Post 914 Advisors

  • Sergeant Matt Ridings
  • Sergeant Dan Wemyss
  • Officer Melissa Kerns
  • Officer Eddie Shumate
  • Lauren Stroupe