Law Enforcement Exploring is a program for both male and female young adults and is run in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America. The program focuses on orienting young adults to law enforcement operations and establishes an awareness of the complexities of police service.


Program Objectives

  • Further the Explorer's education
  • Encourage Explorer participation in rewarding and productive service activity
  • Enhance Explorer preparation for future roles as citizens and community leaders
  • Life skills learning


Requirements for a Police Explorer

  • 14 years of age (entering 9th grade), through 20 years of age.
  • United States citizen or a legal permanent resident.
  • Have proof of active enrollment in school, and maintain a 2.0 higher GPA while in the program.
  • Be drug free, including tobacco, and alcohol.
  • Have good moral character as determined by a background check, and must not have a criminal or gang background or involvement.
  • Be willing to attend mandatory meetings, and assigned activities.
  • Obtain guardian permission if under 18.

During the course of this program, each Explorer will have direct contact with members of the Police Department through weekly meetings, volunteering in community events, and the ride-along program.

Annual Membership and Insurance fees are $24.00, and payable to the Boy Scouts of America.  However, cost is not a participation barrier. Therefore, all are encouraged to apply.


Regional Command Explorer Post contacts

Explorer Program Supervisor
Sgt. J. Sanchez
9011 Escobar

Central Regional Command
Officer D. Ramirez
200 S. Campbell

Mission Valley Regional Command
Officer C. Cordova
9011 Escobar

Northeast Regional Command
Officer J. Bell
9600 Dyer

Pebble Hills Regional Command
Officer James Tobias
10780 Pebble Hills

Westside Regional Command
Officer O. Hernandez
4801 Osborne


Police Explorers