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LASPD Explorers

  • The Los Angeles School Police Explorer program was established in May 2003. Our program acquaints youth with a law enforcement career, 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 thousands more since. Many participants have gone on to attend college and returned to serve their community as Police Interns, Police Officers, and Police Detectives. Police Explorers are given the opportunity to work assignments and activities supporting the Los Angeles Unified School District and neighboring communities. All Explorers are eligible to earn free college units, high school credits, and community service hours while they gain skills that apply to any career path or occupation.



    One aspect of this program is physical fitness. The training consist 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 post from across the country. The program provides young men and women, the opportunity to gain valuable training experience 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 our underprivileged communities sits at the core of being a Police Explorer. Giving back to our community is our commitment.


    Our program is nonprofit and financially supports itself. Explorers are involved in fund raising by assisting at events such as football games, parades, and other similar events.



    Age 14-20

    Maintain a school grade average of “C” or better

    No criminal history

    Pass a background investigation

    Parental permission

    Actively participate in explorer activities

    Attend weekly meetings

    Complete a 7 week summer academy (Mon-Thur. 7:30am - 3:30pm)


    Join our team today!



    Officer Alex Munguia

    (213) 507-7999



    Officer Stefany Sanchez

    (213) 434-6574


LASPD Explorers Locations