“Police and Youth Working Together”

The Rahway Police Explorers Post #2031 is an organization affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America.

The Explorers learn and experience different aspects of law enforcement. They have no law enforcement authority, however, they often augment the Rahway Police Department by assisting with traffic control and other community related functions.

The Explorers consist of youths between the ages of 14-21 and many of them have a desire to pursue a career in law enforcement

Ride Along Program: After completing a probationary period, members are allowed to ride on patrol with members of the Rahway Police Department. This provides first hand experience to Explorers as to what Police work is all about.

Training: Includes guest speakers from the department or outside agencies train the members. Topics such as CPR, First Aid, Criminal Investigation, and Fingerprinting are all part of many training sessions. Training sessions are announced in advance, but do not follow a set schedule.

Community Service: Explorers provide a broad spectrum of services to the Rahway Police Department’s Community. Such services in the past included crowd control during holiday events such as the annual Christmas Tree Lighting, the Memorial Day Parade, and the Mayor’s Annual Concert Series.


  1. MALE or FEMALE between the ages of 14-21
  2. Background check
  3. Completion of three (3) month probationary period
  4. An active interest in serving the community
  5. Passing grades in school

To learn more about Law Enforcement Exploring please click here.

For further information, contact:

Detective William Eicholz