Explorer Program – Post 611

Did You Know?

The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is a great way to prepare for a career in law enforcement.


The Arvin Police Department started a very active Law Enforcement Explorer ExplorersProgram in late 1972. The program is open to male and female youth between the ages of fourteen and twenty.

The Explorers learn many skills to prepare them for a law enforcement or related career.

Skills include; Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Patrol Procedures, Communications, Crime Prevention, Community Relations, Drug Abuse Prevention, Firearms Training, and Ethics.

Regular Explorer activities include a ride along program and assignments to assist in community events.

Arvin Police Department Explorers must be of above average intelligence, must be in good physical condition, have an average school grade of 2.5, or higher, and have no serious criminal history. All Explorers must pass an oral interview and stringent background investigation prior to being admitted. Once accepted, Explorers must learn to function as part of a team.

For further information about the Arvin Police Department Explorer Program, call the Arvin Police Department at 661-854-5583.

Useful Info/Links:

  • P.A.L. (for children 7 to 18 years old)
  • School Resource Officer
  • Gang Reduction Intervention Program (G.R.I.P.)
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Citizen Volunteer Program