The Belvidere-Boone County Explorer Post #2009 presently has approximately 46 members ranging in age from 14 to 20. Officer Danielak is the advisor for the Belvidere Police Department. Deputy Ryan Smith is the advisor from the Boone County Sheriff Department.
The Post meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm at the Public Safety Building, in the training room. During these meetings we generally have some type of police related training taught by an officer or deputy who has experience in that particular field. Examples of this training include traffic crash investigations, traffic stop procedures, building searches, crime scene processing, domestic disturbances, first aid training, police communications and other topics.
Each explorer is expected to attend all meetings and participate in special events throughout the year on a regular basis. When applicable the explorer is allowed the option of riding along with the advisors from the city or county while they are on duty. Explorers also have a police style uniform that is expected to be worn at all times when participating in special events.