Explorer Application



Application Process


  • Explorers at a Conference in SeattleObtain an application packet.
  • Complete the application and bring it to an Explorer meeting.
  • Complete and pass an interview.
  • Complete a willingness questionnaire.
  • Pass a background investigation.
  • Explorer staff and advisors make a determination on acceptance or non-acceptance.


Upon acceptance into the Explorer program, new members are placed on probation for a period not to exceed six months. During this period the Explorer must actively participate in all Explorer meetings and activities. Failing to participate will result in their removal from the program. They must also maintain good grades in school, have no involvement in criminal activity, and maintain a good driving record to remain in the program.

The Police Explorers are representatives of the Police Department and must conduct their private and professional lives in such a manner as to avoid adverse reflection on the program and/or the Police Department.

For more information, meeting dates and times, or to receive an application by mail, call (480) 644-4000.