Police Explorers

West Covina Police Department

Law Enforcement Exploring

The Law Enforcement Explorers program 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 members of their communities and the nation.

Nationally, over 33,000 Explorers and 8,425 adult volunteers participate in Law Enforcement Exploring.  The program highlights include the National Law Enforcement Exploring Leadership Academies, ride-alongs, career achievement awards, National Law Enforcement Exploring Conferences, and scholarship opportunities.  Law Enforcement Exploring combines training with community service and ride-alongs in police vehicles.

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Essential functions include:

Explorers Develop:

  • Leadership Skills
  • Respect
  • New Personal Skills
  • Marksmanship
  • Law Enforcement Protocols

Explorers Participate In:

  • Ride-Alongs
  • National Events & Competitions
  • Community Service

Explorers are able to network with:

  • Current WCPD employees
  • Current law enforcement employees from the agencies
  • Explorers from other departments

Explorers learn about the educational requirements for a career in Law Enforcement and will receive tangible advice on steps to prepare and position themselves for a successful career in the field of Law Enforcement.

The WCPD Explorer Post typically meets on a weekly basis during the year with additional days required for community service, competitions, or ride-alongs. WCPD Explorers attend an 18-week Academy that focuses on law, discipline, and self-control. Throughout the years, WCPD Explorer Post #499 has won many awards at Explorer competitions.

The West Covina Police Department Explorer Post #499 is open to young men and women ages 14-18 with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement. Candidates must have no criminal background. If interested, orientation meetings for interested candidates are held at the West Covina Police Department on the first Tuesday of every month (no holidays) at 6:00 pm.

We are continuously recruiting, so if you’re interested, call 626-939-8578 and ask to speak to an explorer advisor or email the unit to become an Explorer today!

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