Wausau Police Explorer Post #0442
Explorers are provided with key information about the daily activities of a law enforcement officer and receive lectures, remedial training and hands-on activities
Wausau PD/Kronenwetter PD Connection
The Wausau Police Explorer Post was re-established in late 2005 by the Wausau Police Department. In 2007 the post noticed that there were new explorers coming to the post from outside of the City of Wausau. Therefore, the Wausau Police Department approached several metro agencies to see if they would like to have an officer join the post as an advisor.
The Kronenwetter Police Department jumped at the chance. In April 2007, Officer Luis Lopes-Serrao joined the post as an advisor and has been an active advisor with the post ever since.
Current Post Advisors
- Officer Anthony Reince | Wausau Police Department
- Officer Brent Olson | Wausau Police Department
- Officer Luis Lopes-Serrao | Kronenwetter PD
- Officer Matt Van Lieshout | Wausau Police Department
- Officer Patrice Pettigrew | Wausau Police Department
- Officer Koua Thao | Wausau Police Department
- Officer Sarah Bedish | Wausau Police Department
Regularly scheduled meetings are held on the 2nd & 3rd Thursday of each month from 7 pm – 9 pm.
To provide opportunities for explorers to become peer leaders; members have an opportunity to become be appointed into the following positions: (1) Captain, (2) Lieutenants. In those positions, explorers have responsibility in assisting in the planning of training and being leaders to their fellow explorers.
Wi Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association (WLEEAA)
WLEEAA is a Nationally Certified Association composed of law enforcement explorer advisors from all across the State of Wisconsin. The association meets annually to receive mandatory annual training as well as training and discussion groups in new topics. Advisors also network with each other on ways to better post activities and operations. WLEEAA looks to increase membership with all active posts and to assist departments in creating new posts throughout the state.
WLEEAA Sponsored Awards & Scholarships
WLEEAA sponsors a number of awards & scholarships. To view those see below:
- WLEEAA Explorer of the Year Award
- WLEEAA Advisor of the Year Award
- WLEEAA Explorer Scholarship Award
About Learning For Life
The Wausau Police Explorer Post is associated with Learning for Life. Learning for Life is a chool and work-site based program that is a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. It utilizes programs designed for schools and community-based organizations that are designed to prepare youth to for the complexities of contemporary society and to enhance their self-confidence, motivation, and self-esteem.