As a CSI Explorer I’m taught how to examine evidence like firearms & fingerprints and to process crime scenes which will solve the case.Learn more
I see exactly what it’s like to process inmates into the Clark County Detention Center as a Corrections Explorer.Learn more
Being a Police Explorer teaches me how officers patrol the streets of Las Vegas to keep our community’s citizens safe.Learn more
Answering 911 emergency calls and dispatching officers may help save someone’s life and as a Dispatch Explorer, I learn how to do both.Learn more
Why an explorer?
Volunteer experience can set you apart from other applicants for job and school applications. By volunteering, recruiters will see that you are ambitious and that you care about your community.
As an explorer you’ll benefit from interpersonal growth through self-discipline, teamwork, challenging experiences, and high standards of performance and personal conduct.
Exercise is beneficial to a teen's overall health and helps develop life-long fitness habits. Our physical fitness standards are established to prepare you for success during the testing process.
Explorers’ skills are put to the test during competitions which are held nation-wide. As a program, we travel out of state to several events each year.
Our explorers get the chance to interact with law enforcement professionals from not only the LVMPD but other local, county, state, federal and military organizations as well.
Ride Alongs and Observations
Seeing firsthand what law enforcement professionals do on a daily basis allows you to learn the ins and outs of the job.
Young adults with good mental health allow them to develop in a positive way, build strong relationships, and adapt to change which prepares you to deal with life’s challenges.
The program is organized in a para-military structure with explorers holding positions of rank which mirror the LVMPD. You’ll learn responsibility to self and others through leadership opportunities.
Being an explorer will help prepare you for a career in policing. You’ll learn LVMPD’s codes, criminal definitions and other information necessary for success during the hiring process and beyond.
From our sheriff
On behalf of the more than 5,000 men and women of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department I support the mission of our Explorer Program; the young adults who dedicate themselves to our agency are the future of this organization.
Now, more than ever, law enforcement agencies are called to work side-by-side with the community. I’m proud that through the explorer program, the LVMPD provides teens countless benefits and positive interactions as well as a way to connect with professionals from our department.
Each summer our program proudly hosts ExCon, an explorer competition which is open to outside agencies from across the United States.
Visit our ExCon site for more information about this unique event including registration.