Explorer PatchAbout Explorer Post #2055

The Mesa Police Department provides an effective Law Enforcement Explorer Program for young adults through five disciplines:


  • Career Opportunities
  • Leadership Experiences
  • Life Skills
  • Citizenship
  • Character Education


Explorers meet weekly to study various laws and participate in hands-on experiences, such as traffic stops, traffic accident investigations, crime scene investigations, evidence processing, radio code procedures and pistol shooting. Explorers not only learn about law enforcement, but are also taught discipline.


Past and Present Mesa Police Explorer program

The first Mesa Police Explorer Advisors were Officer Alan Bradly and Officer Duffy Nielson. The Post started with 17 members, eight of which were also Eagle Scouts.

Over the years, the interest in the Explorer Program has consisted of many Explorers graduating from the program and moving into a career in law enforcement. The Mesa Police Explorer program is currently a high energy youth group that participates in many aspects of law enforcement. If you are between the ages of 14 and 19, have a clean criminal history and are maintaining at least a "C" grade average in school, you are welcome to join our ranks.