Supporting the Past, Present and Future Members of the Lakeland Police Department.
The foundation is grateful for the continued support we receive from local businesses and citizens. With your help, the foundation made a significant impact for those members who suffered financial hardships and for those seeking to advance advanced education. Thank you Lakeland, we truly appreciate your support!
Lakeland Police Explorer Program / Check Presentation from the 2022 Fallen Heroes Memorial 5K.
As previously advertised, a portion of the proceeds from our 2022 Fallen Heroes Memorial 5K was committed to the Lakeland Police Explorer Program and on June 20, 2022, the Explorers were presented with a $10,000.00 from the Lakeland Police Foundation.
The Lakeland Police Department's Explorer Program is designed for young adults interested in Law Enforcement as a possible career choice. Police Explorers receive training at weekly meetings and specially scheduled training sessions. As an Explorer, participants are trained in all areas of law enforcement, including: Traffic Stops, Accident Investigations, Crisis Intervention, Domestic Violence, First Aid, Search and Arrest, In-progress Calls, Criminal and State Statues, and Crime Scene Processing.
Each year Explorers compete in the State Explorers' Competition with other young adults from across Florida.
• Membership requirements: candidates must meet the following requirements:
• Be between the ages of 14 and 21
• Maintain a 2.0 GPA (in school or college prep courses)
• Attend weekly meetings and other training/community functions
• Pass an oral review board conducted by the Advisors and Ranking Explorers
Anyone wishing to donate to the Lakeland Police Explorer Program can send donations to the Lakeland Police Foundation at lakelandpolicefoundation.com or by mailing contributions to:
Lakeland Police Foundation, Inc.
219 N. Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33801.