Apple Valley Police Explorers

Police Explorers

Sept. 8, 2022: Police Explorers Open House

Join us on September 8 at 6 p.m. at the Apple Valley Police Department, located at 7100 147th Street West, Apple Valley MN 55124. Learn about the post and ask questions. Applications will be available at the meeting or can be picked up prior to the event at the Apple Valley Police Department lobby Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

What is the Explorer Program?

The program is open to young men and women ages 14-21 who have completed at least the 8th grade. The program is designed to expose young adults with an interest in a particular career field to a firsthand look at the profession, with hands-on experience.

What are Police Explorers?

Exploring is part of a “Learning for Life” division of the boy scouts of America. The Apple Valley Police Department created its Explorer Post in 1989. The post was designed to expose members to the law enforcement field through training, community service, and ride-alongs. The post is for young adults with a strong interest in law enforcement as a potential career. Participants must be good students and have community respect.

What do the Apple Valley Police Explorers do?

The Explorer Post exposes members to the law enforcement field primarily through training. The training consists of lecture and hands-on practical scenarios related to law enforcement topics such as:

  • Traffic stops
  • Traffic accident investigation
  • Bomb threat response
  • Domestic crisis
  • Arrest and search
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Crime prevention
  • First aid
  • Street decisions
  • Hostage negotiations
  • Burglary response
  • Radio use

The explorers also compete in State and National conferences. The State conference is held every year in Rochester Minnesota. The national conference is held every other year around the country.

Who runs the Explorer Program?

Our Apple Valley Police Explorers program advisors can answer your questions.