Program Purpose

The Police Explorers is a division of the Learning for Life Program. The primary purpose of the Police Explorer Program is to provide young adults who have an interest in a law enforcement career some hands-on experience as they serve their community. The program's goal is to help young persons decide if a career in law enforcement is right for them.

Explorer Activities

Explorer training is in the field of law enforcement and has been developed to provide the explorer with a basic understanding of the many services necessary in order to function as a public safety agency. Much of the training will help the explorer gain a better understanding of themselves and the people a police agency must serve.

Meeting and Training Information

Explorer Post Number 25 meets the first three Tuesdays of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. As a part of the training, the explorer will receive many job assignments in various areas throughout the department, which include:

  • California penal codes
  • Communications
  • Community policing
  • Community relations
  • Firearm safety
  • Formation and drills
  • Jail procedures
  • Patrol procedures and patrol ride-a-longs
  • Physical fitness
  • Police radio codes and dispatch communication
  • Records
  • Report writing
  • Searches

Along with the training, the explorer will participate in many other post activities, such as field trips to other agencies, social trips to outside venues, and participation in Explorer Academy.

For more information about the Police Explorers program, contact the Placentia Police Department at (714) 993-8164.