National City Police Explorer Post 2859 started in the Mid-1960’s. The primary objective in establishing the Post, was not to be a direct recruitment for future law enforcement officers, but a way in which young people could really view law enforcement from the inside. This has been a unique experience for many of our young people and many have selected law enforcement as a career. It has produced many fine officers, deputies and agents in law enforcement.
The Police Explorer Post is a program component of the Explorer Scouts, a part of The Boy Scouts of America. Post 2859 is likewise chartered through The Boy Scouts of America and is in part, sponsored by the National City Police Department. Aside from the scouting and social events, Explorers may participate in many college scholarship programs. As part of the Police Department sponsorship, post members are supervised and supported by sworn police officers who act as advisors on all events.