Explorer Program

What is a Police Explorer?

A Police Explorer is a young adult who has a desire to learn about law enforcement as a career through firsthand experience. An Explorer has the opportunity to learn all aspects and functions of the Police Department. This program offers experience in the records unit, front desk, detective unit, traffic enforcement, and a patrol officer's function through the ride-along program.

How Do I Become a Police Explorer?

The minimum qualifications to be a Police Explorer require that participants must:

  • Be between the ages of 14 and 20 1/2 years old
  • Maintain "C" or better grades
  • Be willing to volunteer a minimum of 22 hours a month of service
  • Have a good moral character and good background
  • Must attend at least one explorer meeting prior to applying

Who Should I Contact?

For more information, please:

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  • 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Every Tuesday (except for holidays)
  • Fontana Police Department
    17005 Upland Avenue
    Fontana, CA 92335
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