Police Explorers Program

The Law Enforcement Explorers Post is a volunteer program with the Whittier Police Department. This program allows young men and women between the ages of 16 and 21 the opportunity to learn more about the criminal justice field, while serving their community.

The program is service oriented. Explorers assist with clerical assignments, assist with traffic and crowd control, work alongside Police personnel at community events, and have the opportunity to ride with officers in the field. The Whittier Police Explorers also participate in activities with Explorers from other police departments. Conferences, sporting events, competitions, and camps are just a few of their activities.

In order to be admitted to the program, interested young people must maintain at least a "C" average in school, be of good standing in the community, and have no felony convictions. All Explorers must pass an interview and background investigation and complete an Explorers academy (ROP), where they will be taught discipline and principals of law enforcement.

A Junior Explorers Program is also available for teens from 12 to 15. In addition to maintaining good grades, applicants must pass an interview and complete a five-week, in-house training program. Junior Explorers assist Police personnel with clerical assignments and at community events.

If you would like the opportunity to learn more about law enforcement and serve your community, please stop by the Police station to pick up an information packet and an application.