The Los Angeles School Police Explorer Post was established in May 2003 to acquaint youth with a law enforcement career, and involve them in positive civic relationships, and guide them as they become productive members of society. The program started with twenty explorers and has involved hundreds since. Many of participants have gone on the attend college or enjoy full time employment in careers of their choice. Police Explorers are given the opportunity to work assignments and activities within the Los Angeles Unified School District and neighboring communities. All Explorers learn lessons and gain skills that apply to any career path or walk of life, making Explorers overall productive citizens.
One aspect of this program is physical fitness. The training consists of a variety of exercises including push-ups, sit-ups, and running. The enthusiasm to be the best encourages Police Explorers to push their own limits.
Police Explorers have the opportunity to participate in competitions against other explorer posts from across the country. The program provides young men and women, the opportunity to gain valuable training experiences in the law enforcement field and get a head start on a rewarding career as a school police officer.
Volunteering time to improve quality of life in communities sits at the core of being a Police Explorer. A monthly activity for our program is involvement with underpriviledged populations. Every Explorer gets first hand knowledge that "helping" is simply the right thing to do because there are always less fortunate people in society. In this way, a Police Explorer knows she or he has made a difference in someone’s life when others have not.
In order to financially support the unit, Explorers are involved in fund raising. This includes assisting at events such as football games at different venues, parades, and various other similar events.
Are you up to the challenge?
Become a Police Explorer today!
Maintain a school grade average of “C” or better
No criminal history
Pass a background investigation
Participate in all Explorer activities - some of the most challenging events of your life!
Explorer meetings are every Tuesday between 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at several locations throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. Contact Officer Fenderson for a location near you.