What is Explorers

11755252_10206810331524097_4619095208746771524_nLaw Enforcement Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) through 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement.
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. 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. cropped-10918954_10204518523615767_2304175858870613048_o.jpg
Police Officers are the Explorer Advisors and assist in weekly instruction and training. Explorers dedicate themselves to community service and assist with special events such as El Tour de Tucson, Arizona Distance Classic, Holiday Parade and the Town’s Fourth of July Celebration. Additionally they participate with Color Guard duties, provide campus patrols during football games and assist with traffic control during graduations.
Most people don’t start learning their jobs until the day they start to work while Explorers are starting now. By the time an Explorers is ready to begin their career, they already understand the job they are seeking.
The Explorer Program is a branch of the Boy Scouts of America. Police in your neighborhood have teamed up with the Boy Scouts to bring Exploring to all interested people.


Explorer Activities
Explorers participate in a variety of things, such as:

Security
Traffic control
Citizen Police Academy
Teen Academy
Police Ride-Alongs
Helping The Community
Football Games
Social Parties
Explorer Competitions
Town Events

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What Explorers Learn
Explorers learn the law from those who know the law. They are presented many methods of crime detection from fingerprinting to canine units and experience the legal process first-hand. Some of the topics include:

Police Procedures
Major Crimes
Aspects Of Law Enforcement
Police Crime Labs
Communications Center
Police Headquarters
Narcotics Law
Juvenile Law
Traffic and Crowd Control
First-Aid
Self-Defense
CPR


Law Enforcement Career Exploring will provide you with the following benefits:
Improved self-confidence
Leadership experience and social network development
Fun and Exciting “hands-on” career experiences
Community service opportunities
College & Career Readiness preparation
Team building

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How to Join
Explorers meet every Monday from 4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. at the Oro Valley Police Department located at 11000 N. La Canada in Oro Valley. Anyone from 14 years to 20 years old is eligible to join.
For more information, please contact Officer Kevin Mattocks at kmattocks@orovalleyaz.gov or 520-401-8446.