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Youth Outreach
Established in 1992, the Commerce City Police Explorer program offers youth ages 14 to 20 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.

Explorers learn how to do police jobs in nearly every division, donating several volunteer hours a month assisting in day-to-day operations. In exchange for their service, Explorers receive police training and mentorship through interaction with law enforcement professionals.

To be considered for the Explorer program, applicants must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, be of good standing in school and the community, and have no felonies. A background check and oral interview are part of the the application process. For more information, contact Officer Mike Vasquez at 303-727-3953 or email.

Police Camp
Teens age 11-15 get an up-close look at law enforcement during a three-day, two-night adventure. This summer program allows youth to learn about police canine and SWAT units, see a firearms training simulator and take part in mock building searches.

School Resource Officers
This special team provides police services to the Adams County School District 14 and School District 27J. Our School Resource Officers serve as mentors, police officers and teachers to more than 8,000 students and staff on 18 campuses. We work with school officials to maintain a beneficial partnership with the youth and schools in our community.

Teen Court
Teen Court is a partnership between Adams County School District 14 and Municipal Court, where high school students are able to have criminal cases resolved through a three-member jury of their peers, rather than the criminal justice system. After both student attorneys present their case, the jury decides where the harm occurred and assigns punishment. Punishment may include writing an apology to the victim, taking anger management classes, and community service.