Explorer Program (POST #273)

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The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is a youth-oriented program whose primary purpose is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to gain experience in the work environment of law enforcement personnel to determine if they would like to pursue a career in law enforcement as an adult. Law Enforcement officials also benefit from this program by gaining an understanding of today’s youth.

As an Explorer, young adults have the opportunity to assist the Galt Police Department. Explorers can broaden their understanding and firsthand knowledge of the challenges and job skills that make up their community’s police service. In addition to gaining a working knowledge of police work, the participants have the opportunity to give of themselves to the Galt Community. Although Post #273 is law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian.

Applicants must be between the ages of 14-21, in high school, possess a high school diploma, and have no criminal history. While enrolled in high school, applicants must maintain a 2.5 overall G.P.A. Applicants enrolled in high school are required to submit their last semester/quarter report card along with the application.

Applications may be submitted by mail, however, applicants are encouraged to submit in person during normal business hours. If the applicant is currently enrolled in high school, a photocopy of his/her last report card must accompany the application. Applicants must attend three consecutive meetings prior to appointment. When openings occur, the top applicants will be subjected to a background check, and an oral interview. If selected, candidates must be in high school full-time or have a high school diploma. If a candidate is enrolled in high school, he/she must maintain a 2.50 overall G.P.A.

If you are interested in joining the Explorer program, please fill out the application, bring in or mail your application to our Explorer Program coordinator, and you will be contacted shortly.

Thank you for your interest.

Lt. Richard Small, Explorer Program Coordinator
(209) 366-7092