There are few organizations in the community which afford teens the chance to jump start their career. The LVMPD Law Enforcement Explorer Program prides itself in offering our members opportunities which help them develop both personally and professionally.
We strive to show young adults the benefits of being part of something bigger and to provide them purpose & meaning in life. By its very nature, our program fosters teamwork and life-long friendships. Some explorers are with us only a short time, others many years. And though members come and go, each are bound by the countless unique experiences the program offers.
Our explorer program was founded in 1978 and since then has offered countless young adults unique opportunities to learn and grow. Take a trip back to yester-year with some shoebox memories…and retro fashion!
There’s no doubt that the men and women who bravely don the uniform each day put their lives on the line for our community. In some ways explorers are no different. Through our program, they see firsthand life’s tragic realities. With profound respect, we honor those explorers who are no longer with us.
September 30, 1994 – August 1, 2013
19-year-old Angel Velasquez’ life was tragically cut short at the hands of an impaired driver on the evening of August 1, 2013. The explorer captain was riding his newly-purchased motorcycle eastbound near Sahara Avenue and South Van Patten Street when he was struck by the driver of a 2013 Volkswagen. The driver left the scene of the accident but was located and arrested at his home hours after the incident. Velasquez later died of his injuries at Sunrise Hospital.