Discover your career in law enforcement

Why an explorer?

  • Volunteerism

    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.

  • Life Skills

    As an explorer you’ll benefit from interpersonal growth through self-discipline, teamwork, challenging experiences, and high standards of performance and personal conduct.

  • Physical Fitness

    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.

  • Travel

    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.

  • Networking

    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.

  • Mental Health

    With good mental health you are more likely to develop in positive ways, build strong relationships, and adapt to change. Our program prepares you to deal with life’s challenges.

  • Leadership

    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.

  • Career Preparation

    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.

EXCON Competition

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.

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