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History of Post 12

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The number twelve is special because it was the badge number of Officer Floyd Haley.

Officer Haley was killed in the line of duty in 1967 when he interrupted a burglary. That number was chosen for the Post to represent the dedication to excellence in law enforcement that our explorers should have.

To be accepted as a member of the post, candidates are orally interviewed by a board, and must attend three meetings before being voted into membership by the majority of the members. The candidate is then placed on a three-month probationary period. To maintain membership, the Explorer must follow the bylaws.  

Requirements for Explorers:

Application Information: For further information you may contact the Police Explorer advisor, Sgt. Steve Beery, by e-mail or through the Patrol Division, (507) 328-6920. Explorers is a coed branch of the Boy Scouts of America. The purpose of the explorers is to provide young adults with an opportunity to "explore" a career and receive training in that career. There are several posts in the Rochester area including at the Mayo Clinic, Gold Cross Ambulance, the Rochester Fire Department, the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office, and the Rochester Police Department.   

  • Explorers must be between the ages of 15 and 20.
  • Members must maintain at least a "C" average in school.
  • Members must continue to attend meetings, more than three unexcused absences may result in discipline or dismissal.
  • Members cannot smoke in uniform or at a post function.
  • Explorers may also be terminated for any violation of federal, state or local law.

For more information please visit the Official Website for the Rochester Police Explorers