West Warwick Police Department
1162 Main Street
West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893

(401) 821-4323
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West Warwick Police Department's

Law Enforcement Explorer's Program

    The West Warwick Police Department Explorer Program - Post #2054 is set up as an introduction to all phases of law enforcement.  It is sponsored by the West Warwick Police Department and chartered annually through the exploring division of the Boys Scouts of America  

        The program goals are designed to develop character in young adults by exposing them to six experience areas that include:  Career, Service, Citizenship, Personal Fitness, Outdoor and Social. 


  • The following goals and objectives are sought and maintained by the West Warwick Police Departments Explorer Program:
  • To serve as a recruitment tool for future men and women in Law Enforcement. 
  • To serve as a community relations between police and youth and between youth and the community. 
  • To be utilized as a service group within the community. 
  • To build ones self esteem. 
  • To teach responsibility and leadership 


To be eligible for membership in the West Warwick Police Department Explorer Post, a candidate must:

  1. Be at least 14 years old and not have reached their 21st birthday.  
  2. Have at the time of entry and maintain a minimum grade "C" average in school.    
  3. Be a responsible citizen with a good reputation and good character.    
  4. If under 18 years of age, have full approval of the parents or guardian and assurance of their support and cooperation.



       The West Warwick Police Department Law Enforcement Explorers will meet each week on Tuesdays unless otherwise specified.  The meeting will start at 5:00pm at the West Warwick Police Department Youth Drop-In Center, 40 Factory Street and will end approximately 8:30pm.  Explorers are expected to be punctual, neat and be prepared to learn and participate.   

       The uniform of the West Warwick Police Departments Explorer Program will be a gray t-shirt with a black baseball cap (both will be provided) and black BDU pants.  Any formal events the Explorers attend as a group, black polo shirt (provided) and the black BDU pants and black shoes or dress sneakers shall be worn.  Explorers are expected to dress in a neat and acceptable fashion and their appearance to be professional.   

Limited equipment is expected of the Explorer.  They include: pen and notebook each week.

Det. Lt. John Malloy
Planning and Training West Warwick Police
Det. Sgt. J. Peter McConaghy
Juvenile Prosecution
West Warwick Diversion Board
Ptlw. Sandra Marinucci
DARE/Community Policing Officer
Ptlm. Nicholas Muschiano
School Resource Officer
825-7270 Community Center



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Law Enforce Explorer's Program

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