In the spring of 2003, after determining that there was a need and desire for such a program, the Muskego Police Department decided to sponsor a Law Enforcement Explorer Post. Exploring is a subsidiary program of the Boy Scouts of America. It is open to young men and women ages 14 to 20 who have an interest in particular fields such as law enforcement. The intent of law enforcement exploring is to educate and involve youth in police operations, to interest them in law enforcement functions whether they enter police work or not. Through involvement, the explorer program establishes an awareness of the complexities of police service.
Explorer Post #128 (so named in honor of 128th Security Forces Squadron, Wisconsin Air National Guard) held its first meeting on August 20, 2003.
The post elects its own officers, who officiate at meetings and are responsible for various activities that the post participates in. Each fall, the post has an open house where anyone interested in joining the post can come, although new members are welcome year round. For any young person interested in law enforcement, or not sure what they want to do, Exploring is a great way to get a feel for police work.