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Police Explorers

The St. Louis Police Explorers Unit educates young adults on the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement agencies. Police Explorers have the opportunity to gain practical experiences while also serving the community. The Explorers program strives for participants to become better citizens and community members while promoting high standards of scholarship, character development and physical fitness.


Meetings are held on Wednesdays. For more information, contact the Program coordinator at 314-444-5463

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explorer1Information for Applicants
The Police Explorers program offers an excellent opportunity for those interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement. Though not all Explorers ultimately pursue a career in law enforcement, many current and former Department officers participated in the program as teenagers. Applicants for the Explorers program must be between the ages of 14-20 and be enrolled in high school or possess a high school diploma. Applicants must also maintain satisfactory grades and have no criminal record. If you are interested in applying for the program, print the application found on the right. For complete application instructions, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the coordinator at 314-444-5463.

Participants in the program will learn about First aid and CPR, traffic control, radio procedures, self-defense, fingerprinting, conflict resolution and crime scene analysis. The Explorers curriculum often mirrors that of the St. Louis Police Academy. Explorers also have the opportunity to learn more about the justice system, local laws and department procedures.

In addition to weekly meetings, participants have the opportunity to attend both local and national conferences, seminars and academies. These events offer Explorers to learn more about themselves through challenging team building activities and learn more about local and national law enforcement practices. St. Louis Police Explorers also serve the community when needed. During the annual parades in St. Louis, Explorers assist with directing traffic and crowd control and also represent their group by marching in the parades.explorer2