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Program Overview- What is a Law Enforcement Explorer?
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Law Enforcement Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.

The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.

If you are interested in signing up for this program or would like more information, contact Detective Seth Blount by phone at (480) 474-5447 or email at .

Objectives of Law Enforcement Exploring
  • Provide quality Law Enforcement training and experience
  • Emphasize the importance of building and maintaining strong community relationships
  • Develop responsibilities and leadership skills in all Explorers
  • Promote physical fitness practices and standards
  • Promote a positive image of Law Enforcement and young adults in our community
  • Provide the highest quality applicants to the Law Enforcement profession
  • Through this education and high participatory involvement, we hope to develop and build better citizens
  • Exploring also builds self-esteem through individual and team efforts, developing pride in ones achievements and in personal appearance

Activities & Experiences of Law Enforcement Exploring

Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.

You will

  • Respect for police officers & other explorers
  • Leadership skills
  • New personal skills
  • Marksmanship
  • Law Enforcement Protocols
  • Teamwork

 You will LEARN:

  • Accident Scene Procedures
  • Bomb Threat Response
  • Proper equipment usage
  • Traffic Stops
  • Building Searches
  • Defensive Tactics

 You will have a chance to PARTICIPATE in:

  • Ride-a-longs
  • National events & competitions
  • Community service

 You will have a chance to NETWORK with:

  • Explorers from across the USA
  • Law Enforcement Officers & Federal Agencies

Benefits of participating in Law Enforcement Exploring

Exploring will be one of the best opportunities you offer your company, your employees, and the youth of your community.

COMPANY Benefits
• Cultivate future employees
• Impact on the education process of youth
• Prepare young adults for transition from school to work
• Develop future responsible and caring adults
• Improve staff teamwork working on common goals outside of normal work
• Visible commitment to the welfare of the community

• Increased realization that we are ALL responsible for molding today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders
• Greater job awareness
• Opportunity for greater community involvement
• Enhanced communication, planning, and program development skills
• Increased initiative of employees

YOUTH Benefits
• Practical, real-world career experiences and insight
• Stimulated interest in continual education
• Building of leadership, self-confidence, and problem-solving skills
• Cooperative relationship between adults and youth
• Community service to others


To QUALIFY for the Law Enforcement Explorer program, you must:

  • Currently enrolled in a high school, college or employed
  • Maintain a "C" average
  • Have no criminal history
  • Be 14-20 years of age

If you would like to be part of the Apache Junction Police Department Explorer Post 2980, contact Detective Seth Blount by phone at (480) 474-5447 or email at .

Join today to ensure you are enrolled in time to participate in upcoming activities and events!