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Explorer Program
Purpose
One of our most active community partnerships is the Police Explorer Program. The Explorer program was established in 1992 in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America. The program offers youth, ages 14 to 21 years old, the opportunity to get an inside look into a career in law enforcement through volunteer work, participation in community events, training and the police ride-along program.

Function
As volunteers with the department, Explorers donate several hours each month to assist in day-to-day operations within the Police Department. Through volunteer work, explorers learn how to do the jobs in nearly every division. In exchange for their service, Explorers receive police training through interaction with law enforcement professionals.

Supervision and Participation
The program is supervised by one police sergeant and six police officers who also serve as mentors to the youth.

Explorer participants must submit letters of recommendation when applying and go through a selection process with final selection made by the chief of police.

Additional Information
For more information, please call 303-727-3947