Police Explorer Program

Building Future Community Leaders

Through our Police Explorer Program, there are many benefits for youth interested in not only a police career but much more! See for yourself some of the many advantages below!

  • Gain exposure to various criminal justice careers
  • Have positive interaction with law enforcement professionals
  • Get “hands-on” experience of the criminal justice system
  • Benefit from interpersonal growth through self-discipline, teamwork, challenges, and high standards of performance and personal conduct
  • Develop life-long friendships and mentors
  • Enhance character development
  • Improve physical and mental fitness.
  • Learn responsibility to self and others
  • Serve your community and enjoy networking activities
  • Participate in law enforcement activities such as checkpoints
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Police Explorers

The CHPD Police Explorer Program is designed to educate and involve youth in police operations, interest them in law enforcement careers, enhance community outreach efforts, and raise awareness of law enforcement’s role in society.

Our Explorers receive instruction in all phases of law enforcement including criminal law, traffic law, criminal investigation, crime prevention, crime scene investigation, traffic control, accident investigation, dispatch, records, and other related fields.

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CHPD’s Police Explorer program affords participants the opportunity to engage in our Ride-Along Program and work side by side with officers and other police department personnel in both group activities, and special events. Explorers develop physical and emotional strength, sound character, solid values, and a sense of purpose.

Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship, and patriotism.

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Many of our CHPD Police Explorers Participate in a yearly Explorer Competition. Explorers are tested in various scenarios, knowledge, and abilities. The Youth & Family Services Unit proudly displays multiple first place trophies earned by our Explorers. We look forward to defending our State Champion titles in many fields.

Ready to sign up?

Want to get in touch with some of our youth and family services? Our team is ready to help you and your child get started by joining the Citrus Heights Police Activities League today!


Developing leaders, serving as role models, and connecting with the youth in our community through after school programs and activities.

  • pal@citrusheights.net

  • 916-727-4820

  • 6315 Fountain Square Dr, Citrus Heights, CA 95621

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