If you're unsure about a career in law enforcement, this is certainly the program for you! You'll see nearly every part of the police department and how it operates on a day-to-day basis. After spending some time in the program, you can decide if you want to pursue the career. If not, you still will have learned very valuable life skills!
Every other Tuesday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the LVMPD Crime Lab
Every other Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Clark County Detention Center
Every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the dispatch center.
Every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the area command
Explorers wear their LVMPD-issued uniform and are required to bring their complete duty belt, notebook, and pens. Depending on the meeting, additional equipment may be necessary.
Prospective members first apply online. After successfully submitting an application, prospective members must attend a quarterly First Timer's Meeting.
The process may take up to 2-3 months depending on various circumstances. Prospective members must pass a full background investigation before joining the program.
Membership to the LVMPD Explorer Program is free of charge. Basic uniforms are provided by LVMPD and are property of the police department. You may be required to purchase additional equipment such as duty belts, boots and tactical uniforms at your cost.
You may also be required to pay to attend competitions however all efforts are made to pay for post travel through fundraising.
No. While the LVMPD Explorer Program will prepare you for a career in law enforcement, being an Explorer does not automatically grant you a position. You must follow the same application process as other applicants.
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