To be a LVMPD Explorer takes commitment. In order to effectively prepare for a successful experience, we strongly urge prospective members to begin memorizing our department’s radio codes, dispositions and phonetic alphabet. Explorers will be tested on these codes verbatim and must have them fully memorized to remain eligible for the program. PDF File:Radio Codes, Dispositions and Phonetic Alphabet


Physical fitness is equally important in a career in law enforcement. Police and Corrections explorers must pass physical fitness standards twice each year to continue in the program. We highly suggest that prospective members begin and maintain a physical fitness regimen.


LVMPD Explorer Program physical fitness exam:


  • Vertical Jump – Minimum of a 14 inch jump.

  • Agility Run – Completed start to finish in 19.5 seconds or less.

  • Sit Up – 30 correct repetitions in 1 minute. 

  • Push Up – 23 correct repetitions with no time limit.

  • 300 Meter Run – Completed start to finish in 68 seconds or less.

  • 1.5 Mile Run – Completed start to finish in 16 minutes 57 seconds or less.

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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