Community Programs

Explorer Post

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Law Enforcement Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women 15 through 21 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.

This 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. Additionally explorers will have the opportunity to work with Fire and EMS.



The most popular careers of interest to Law Enforcement, Fire and EMT Explorers

  • City Law Enforcement Officers
  • County Law Enforcement Officers
  • State Law Enforcement Officers
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers & Special Agents
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, Forensic Laboratory, Specialists & other vital support specialists
  • Fire fighter
  • EMT
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency services coordinator
  • Shelter manager
  • Lifeguard
  • Ski patrol
  • Search and rescue
  • Fire inspector, investigator

Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMT Exploring combines some classroom training with ride-alongs in police vehicles, pistol shooting, community policing, and much more. You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be an officer of the law.


Apply to be an Explorer

For questions about McKenzie County Explorer Post, please feel free to contact our lead advisor.
Lead Advisor : Jonathan Calrson
Email : jcarlson@co.mckenzie.nd.us
(701) 444-3654


Visit our Facebook page for pictures of our Explorers having fun and learning about what we do!






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***Motor Vehicle Accident Update #2*** Hwy 23 is open to all lanes of traffic. We appreciate your patience. We would like to thank Keene Fire and First Responders, McKenzie County Ambulance, North Dakota Highway Patrol, and the two companies for all their assistance tonight!

***Motor Vehicle Accident Update*** 1 vehicle will be cleared from the roadway shortly to open up 1 lane of travel. The second wrecker is coming to the scene to move the second vehicle. We appreciate your patience.

***Motor Vehicle Accident*** Highway 23 is going to be shut down to both lanes of traffic at the intersection of Hwy 23/32nd St Nw. Please find an alternate route at this time for your travels.

*** Travel advisory *** The No Travel Advisory on McKenzie County Roads has been lifted. Citizens should still drive with caution. While wind speeds are less than they were yesterday there are still snow drifts...

***HWY 23 TRAFFIC UPDATE*** Hwy 23 is back open to both lanes of traffic. We appreciate everyone’s patience and allowing the first responders to perform their duties!

***NO TRAVEL ADVISED*** Per the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office there is no travel advised on all county roads within McKenzie County. Visibility is less than 1/4 mile and with the blowing snow it makes it hard to see the lanes. We will advise when conditions get better.

Highway 23 is shut down to both directions of traffic due to an accident at mile marker 14.5. Unknown when the road will be open again. Roads are deteriorating and visibility is poor. If you must drive please do so with caution.

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