Police Explorer Post

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The explorer post is a law enforcement career orientation program co-sponsored by the Loveland Police Department and LEEPAAC. It is a program whereby young adults are allowed to become familiar and participate in law enforcement activities in a non-hazardous capacity. Explorer Cadets are acquainted with the ideals, knowledge and philosophies of law enforcement. The program provides the cadet the opportunity to participate in community service programs while considering a prospective career in law enforcement. Explorer Cadets compete in national competitions across the country testing their acquired law enforcement skills. Explorers assist in directing traffic, gate security, parking, and other various tasks at special events. Cadets also ride along with certified police officers in an observation role to further their knowledge and receive training first hand.

If you are interested in joining, please contact the post coordinator.


Explorers are required to attend all meetings which are typically held twice a month. Cadets are also called upon to work various special events during the year. An explorer academy is held once a year and all explorer cadets are required to attend the training courses. Explorers are required to complete a probationary period of three months. Applicants and their parent must sign a liability waiver prior to appointment.

Explorer candidates must be between the ages of 14-20 years old. Explorers must be enrolled in high school, have graduated, or completed a G.E.D course. Explorers are highly encouraged to enroll in post high school education programs and education is a major priority in the program. Cadets are required to maintain a 2.5 average in school courses and report cards are required.

All candidates must complete an application, background check and pass an oral board interview.

For further information on explorer programs across the nation visit

Thank you for your interest in the Loveland Police Department Explorer Unit.



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