Providence Police Explorers Post 209
The Providence Police Explorers Program introduces young men and women interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or other areas of the criminal justice field. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities.
Launched in August 2018, the mission of the Sports Academy is to provide the youth of Providence with a safe, positive and cooperative environment through the framework of sports-related education and mentorship; developing opportunities for positive interactions, relationships, and a sense of teamwork between the youth of the city and the men and women of the Providence Police Department.
After participating in the first week Sports Academy, 89% of youth surveyed reported feeling more comfortable with police. Registration for our week-long basketball camp in August will be available in the Spring!
Many of our officers are excellent public speakers and are available to speak and present on a variety of topics, sit on community panels, visit schools, and attend and participate in community events.
- Auto Theft
- Domestic Violence
- Firearm Safety
- Holiday Safety Tips
- Internal Theft
- Identity Theft, Forgery & Fraud
- Personal Safety
- School Safety
- Senior Safety
- Sexual Assault
Bingo with the Badge
In efforts to build stronger relationships with our senior community, officers will host “Bingo with the Badge” at senior centers and living facilities.
Youth Police Initiative
The Youth Police Initiative (YPI) is a community-based intervention program delivered by the National American Family Institute, intended to bring about positive changes in relationships police departments and local at-risk youth. The program engages at-risk youth ages 13-18 with the police officers who patrol their neighborhoods in a four-week interactive training program that seeks to prevent gang involvement, reduce crime, and limit delinquency among city teens experiencing conflict.
The goal of the Citizens’ Academy is to improve the relationship between the Providence Police Department and the citizens. The Citizens’ Academy is an interactive, multi-week program designed for adults 18 and over to inform and teach interested citizens the various aspects of municipal policing. The program covers procedures from patrol and investigations, arrest and control techniques, 911 communications, and code.
The Youth Academy provides youth with an idea of what police work is all about. The course includes information on police training and operations, de-escalation, and crisis intervention, as well as support services inside the Police Department. The Youth Academy is an outreach program created to improve understanding and interaction with the youth in our community.