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Marlboro Township Police – Explorer Program

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For more information contact:
Capt. Stephen Levy #82
(732) 536-0100 ext. 1082
  Ptlm. Callen Figarola #119
(732) 536-0100 ext. 1119


The Marlboro Township Police Explorer Post falls under the auspices of the Boy Scouts of America and it is open for students between the ages of 14 – 21 who are interested in learning more about law enforcement. One of our main objectives is getting today’s youth involved with establishing goals toward building a better future for themselves and their community. The explorers can be seen assisting residents at township events including concerts, the annual Soccer Tournament, and Marlboro Day.

The Marlboro Explorer Post was founded in 1982 under the direction of Police Chief Joseph Walker and was started by Lt. Nicholas Barbella, Capt. Douglas Van Note, Ptlm. George Landau, and Cpl. Robert Tossie, Sr. Approximately 400 young men and women have been members and since its inception, the Post has seen approximately 50 explorers go onto work in law enforcement including the Secret Service, Monmouth County Prosecutors Office, and the NYPD. There have been 14 explorers who have joined the ranks right here as Marlboro police officers. Currently, the Post has 50 members and the advisors who oversee and guide them are Lt. Steve Levy, Ptlm. Callen Figarola, Ofc. Bernadette Peter, Cpl. Frank Perrini and Cpl. William Pedone.

Once the explorer joins the post, they are required to attend the State Explorer Academy held each summer on the grounds of Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. The curriculum includes Accident Investigation, Traffic Direction, and Crime Scene Investigation to name a few. There are also hands-on classes which include CPR, Hand-to-Hand Combat, Drill & Ceremony and Physical Training.

The explorers, once they reach the age of 16, can take advantage of our “Ride-Along Program” where they go out with a police officer on his or her tour of duty and assist with various (non-emergency) calls.

Every other year, the National Explorer Conference is held at different locations throughout the country. In years past, the explorers have gotten the chance to attend the Conferences held in Boston Massachusetts, Denver Colorado, Atlanta Georgia, and Flagstaff Arizona. The explorers have an opportunity to meet posts from other states, compete in several different competitions, and attend workshops put on by the FBI, DEA and Secret Service.

Click HERE to be connected to the Marlboro Police Explorers Facebook Page for more information, upcoming events, pictures and our latest videos.