Explorer Program

Explorer Billboard

The Citrus Heights Police Department’s Police Explorer Program is for young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 who have an interest in law enforcement.

The intent of the Police Explorer Program is to educate and involve youth in police operations, interest them in law enforcement careers, enhance community outreach efforts, and raise awareness of law enforcement’s role in society. Our Explorers receive instruction in all phases of law enforcement including criminal law, traffic law, criminal investigation, crime prevention, crime scene investigation, traffic control, accident investigation, dispatch, records, and other related fields. CHPD’s Police Explorer program affords participants the opportunity to engage in our Ride-Along Program and work side by side with officers and other police department personnel in both group activities, and special events. Explorers develop physical and emotional strength, sound character, solid values, and a sense of purpose.

Explorers in action

Graduating from CHPD’s Explorer Program gives these young adults an edge when applying to their chosen universities, Officer Candidate School (OCS), United States military, or for a position within the law enforcement industry. By their own admission, graduates from the program credit the confidence, discipline, and poise developed as a CHPD Explorer for many of their subsequent accomplishments. The experiences our graduates come away with have set them up for a lifetime of opportunities and successes.

  1. Qualifications
  2. Training Provided
  3. Special Events

•Be 14 to 20 years old

•Maintain a “C” average in all school work through High School and College

•Have no arrests or convictions

•Maintain good moral character

•Pass a background investigation

•Pass an oral interview

•Demonstrate a willingness to serve and participate in Explorer activities

The Citrus Heights Police Explorer Program is actively recruiting new members. The group meets bi-monthly and participates in various events throughout the year. To learn more, please email Police Department Explorer Advisors.

Please click here to download the Explorer Application (PDF). Please note that a copy of your most recent school transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation are required for the processing of your application. Return completed applications to the Police Department with attention to Explorer Advisors.