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Police Explorers
 Police Exporers
 Our best today for a better tomorrow.
The Altamonte Springs Police Department has an established Police Explorer Program (Explorer Post #596). Our mission is to fill our post with enthusiastic and active young persons who are interested in developing a working knowledge of law enforcement through relationships with members of the Altamonte Springs Police Department.

Explorers are trained in areas of law enforcement for competition, but more importantly they receive training that will assist them in accomplishing their life goals. Explorers are provided a road map to success with an emphasis on education and community involvement. Participation as an explorer may be eligible to earn community service hours needed to apply for the Bright Futures Scholarship programs.

The program emphasis is:
  • Career Opportunities
  • Leadership Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Service Learning
  • Character Education

The explorer post is comprised of both males and females students that have completed the 8th grade and not yet graduated from high school.

Qualifications
  • Have a 2.0 grade point average
  • Be 14-20 years of age or out of the 8th grade (minimum 13 years of age)
  • Have no violent crime convictions
  • No discipline problems at home or school
  • No consumption of any illegal drugs or intoxicants or use tobacco products

The Explorers meet every Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at:

Altamonte Springs Police Department COPS Center
Altamonte Mall
451 East Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

For information on how to join the Police Explorer program, call (407) 571-8293.