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!
Yes. If, after you join our program and succesfully pass our membership requirements, you wish to change to a different focus area within the program, you may do so without re-applying.
For the first three months of membership, all new explorers meet on Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 8:00pm at LVMPD Headquarters. After 3 months and successfully passing the background investigation, explorers meet at the following locations:
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 LVMPD Headquarters
Provisional members wear professional, business casual attire until issued a Provisional Explorer uniform.
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 an orientation meeting.
You must be at least 16 but not older than 20 by the first week of March or September, depending on your application date.
We accept new members twice yearly: in March and September. Our online application is generally open in January and June.
Once you apply, you will recieve a confirmation email and an invitation to an orientation meeting. The process generally takes 3-4 weeks.
The process may take up to 6 months depending on various circumstances. Prospective members must pass a full background investigation before fully joining the program.
New members pay a one-time fee of $24 payable to the Boy Scouts of America. Basic uniforms are provided by LVMPD and are property of the police department. You will 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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