As a Police Explorer, young adults learn exactly what it takes to be a police officer. Explorers are taught basic police procedures that will give them the knowledge on how to handle emergency calls for service safely and effectively.
Our Police Explorers are divided into 4 groups, called phases, based on seniority. Explorers spend 6 months in Phases I, II and III; they remain in Phase IV until they separate from the program. To advance to the next phase, Police Explorers must pass a written test or practical scenario in addition to a physical fitness test.
The focus for each phase is as follows:
PHASE I - PROVISIONAL EXPLORER
Foundations in Law Enforcement
PHASE II - EXPLORER RECRUIT
Basic Police Procedure
PHASE III - EXPLORER
Calls for Service and Career Development
PHASE IV - SENIOR EXPLORER
Exposure to all Facets of Law Enforcement
Police Explorers see policing in action as they have the unique opportunity to ride along with patrol officers during their 10-hour shifts. During ride alongs, Explorers see what it's like to be a police officer on the streets of Las Vegas as they see how and what police officers do on a daily basis.
Police Explorers learn:
Handcuffing, pat downs and searches
Misdemeanor traffic stops
Responding to 911 calls
Much like our agency, we do not acecpt "lateral transfers" of explorers. All new members must begin in Phase I and will advance in 6 month increments. Members may not "test out" of a phase.
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