Law Enforcement Explorer Posts help youth to gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities. For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement, Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth. 

Law Enforcement Explorers are youth volunteers and are often associated with their local police department. The Exploring program is nationally sponsored by Learning for Life. The Exploring program’s purpose is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. 

Law Enforcement Exploring is a work-site based program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 years of age, or are 15 years of age but have not yet reached their 21st birthday. 

Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.

Career Opportunities
•Develop potential contacts that may broaden employment options
•Boost self-confidence and experience success at school and work

Life Skills
•Develop physical and mental fitness
•Experience positive social interaction

•Encourage the skill and desire to help others
•Gain a keen respect for the basic rights of others

Character Education
•Help make ethical choices
•Fulfill one’s responsibilities to society as a whole

Young adults involved in Exploring will
•Gain practical knowledge of and experience in a career
•Engage in a program of activities centered on career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character development, and leadership experience to encourage the development of the whole person
•Have opportunities to take on leadership roles
•Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring and enjoyable environment

Leadership Experience
•Acquire leadership skills necessary to fulfill one’s responsibilities in society
•Develop a variety of leadership traits