Conferences & Competitions

Each year Explorers are able to attend conferences and competitions in different areas of the United States. Some of the conferences the Mesa Police Explorers have attended have been held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada; Washington, D.C.; Redding, California; Ontario, California; and Needles, California  to name a few.

Attending these trips gives the Explorers an opportunity to use the skills and knowledge they have learned during their training. Some of the competitions that the Explorers participate in are: 


  • Teambuilding ExerciseDomestic Crisis Intervention
  • Traffic Accident Investigation
  • First Aid
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Report Writing
  • Bomb Threat Response
  • Building Search
  • Traffic Stops
  • Obstacle Course / Physical Agility


Occasionally the Explorers are able to go on trips just for fun and to get away from all the stress of school and work.

In order to be eligible to attend these trips and conferences, an Explorer must be active and in good standing in the program. They also must participate in fund raising activities to help raise money for the activities.