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Explorer Captain Dionisio

explorer cpt dionisioExplorer Captain Dionisio has been a member of the LVMPD Explorer Program for over 3 years. She is currently assigned to the DTAC/CCAC post and will soon be aging out when she turns 21.

     In January 2011, I was accepted into the Explorer Program of Las Vegas Metropolitian Police Department. I came in as an 18 year old who just graduated from high school without a plan of what to do next. My confidence was substandard to which it should have been, and I had no idea what I was doing. In fact, I wasn't even sure if I was interested in police work or even the general idea of law...

Explorer Fetner

Andi Fetner and is 17 years old and currently attends Basic High School. She has been an explorer for 11 months and is assigned to post 311 at South East Area Command.
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    Today I went on a ride along in SEAC, and for it being only my third ride along I felt I knew how to do many of the tasks the officer assigned me. However, I still learned quite a bit while in the field.
    I didn't know that you could pull over a person who wasn't in your area command. The officer and I were on the highway heading back to our area after transporting someone to jail. On our way back we...

Dispatch Explorer Lindsey

Kori Lindsey is 17 years old and in the eleventh grade attending Veterans Tribute Career and Technical Academy. She's been a LVMPD Dispatch Explorer for 8 months and is also a member of the magnet school's  9-1-1 dispatch program. 

Being an Explorer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is not only a thrilling and exciting experience during your teen years, but you also have the opportunity to learn how to better yourself as a person and work towards a career as a future public safety professional. As an Explorer for Dispatch, I have gotten to experience a great amount of...

Explorer Fetner


    To me the best part of Explorers is the ride alongs. It's where I feel I get the most hands-on training and I get to see what the job is really about. Not only do I get to learn from the officer I'm riding with but the other officers are always there to help me learn as well.

    Riding along with an officer is much different than doing scenarios in a classroom. It's where you see everything an officer sees. Not only are you just observing what the officer does but you get to participate in the real life scenarios that go on. As an explorer if we see something...

Explorer Dinh

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Explorer Philippe Dinh is 19 years old. He has been an explorer for nearly 2 years and is assigned to South Central Area Command Post 357. Explorer Dinh graduated from Silverado High School in 2012 and is currently attending UNLV pursuing a bachelor's degree in Criminology.



Let me start off by saying how grateful it is to be a part of this program. It is an honor being able to learn the ways of becoming a police officer and being able to learn so much more.


Becoming an explorer has taught me a lot of things about not only myself but with law enforcement as well. To start...

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About the Explorer Program

The LVMPD Explorer Program exposes young adults to a career in law enforcement by matching their interests in four specific areas: Crime Scene Investigation, Corrections, Dispatch, and Police. In addition to the training they receive, the LVMPD Explorer Program also aims to develop and refine qualities such as maturity, responsibility, character, civic duty, and personal fitness.


The LVMPD wants the community it serves to have pride in its police department. It is our goal to proactively police our neighborhoods to prevent crime. We are committed to building strong partnerships with the community to guide us and communicate effectively to ensure the public’s trust. Our dedication to fighting crime and improving the quality of life in Las Vegas includes maintaining the safety of the millions of visitors that Las Vegas hosts each year. - Sheriff Joseph Lombardo

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