Sponsored by the Willoughby Police Department for over 28 years, Law Enforcement Exploring Post 602 – Willoughby Ohio, has provided an educational resource for young males & females that are interested in law enforcement as a possible future profession. Exploring is a division of the Boy scouts of America- Learning for Life. Started under direction of then Chief William Crosier, and continued by Chief Conrad Straube, the department maintains the tradition now under Chief Jack M Beckwith.
Volunteer officers, dispatchers, and clerks provide training and supervision on station and in the community. A very large percentage of explorers determine that law enforcement is a profession worth pursuing, and go on to study criminal justice and law enforcement in college. Willoughby police explorers have grown to become police officers, state troopers, federal agents, military police, business persons, and productive members of the community.
We are very proud of them all!
Post activities Include: Bi-weekly training meetings ( 2nd & 4th Wednesday’s 6:30 pm ), ability to achieve rank, earn awards, participate in competitions, range program, and ride-along program. Explorers also assist officers with traffic and crowd control at community involvement programs, festivals, and parades. Our Brochure (pdf)
Our Ride-along program is certified by the International Police Chiefs Association.
Chief of Police: Jack M. Beckwith
Asst. Chief of Police: Thomas N. Trem
Community Officer: Ptlm. Bruce Fedor
Post Advisor : Ptlm. William Bernakis (program officer in-charge)