Tuesday evening, during the City Council Meeting, Chief Stephen Carlisle announced that the Roman Forest Police Department is launching its Law Enforcement Explorer Post 0911. The Exploring post is open to young men and women in East Montgomery County ages 14 through age 20. Meetings will be at the Porter High School but plan to add other meeting post locations in the future as leadership and explorers are recruited.
Matt Busby from the Porter High School Criminal Justice Program has been crucial in starting this post and has recruited all the leaders and explorers so far.
The program offers young adults a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition, and other activities. Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.
They also get to get hands-on training which enables them to explore and preview what a career in law enforcement is all about. Once they are trained, the explorers will get to participate in local, regional and state-sponsored competitions against explorer posts from other cities.
“When Mayor Chris Parr first took office, he asked me to get the police involved with the youth,” said Chief Stephen Carlisle. “When the Boy Scout office contacted me about this program, I was honored to have been asked and didn’t hesitate to get it started. And with a dedicated program leader like Mr. Busby, we will achieve police excellence.”
Chief Carlisle added that even if these youths don’t go into a law enforcement career, they’re able to gain skills such as leadership, conflict resolution, problem solving and ethical decision making.
Chief Carlisle and Mr. Busby has also launched a Law and Government Explorer Post open for those with an interest in learning more about careers in the fields of Law & Government who get to experience what it’s like to serve as a prosecuting and defense attorney, judges, military, city or state government leaders, and much more.
To inquire about becoming a Law Enforcement Explorer contact Matt Busby at