Police Explorers

explorer patchLaw Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based career education program for young adults.  The program was developed through Learning for Life and the Boy Scouts of America. 

Law Enforcement is a highly visible profession that can be both glamorized and distorted by our society. The program seeks to match young adults interested in law enforcement careers with Posts that provide exposure, hands-on experience, and real career information and knowledge.  

The Explorer program places emphasis in the following five areas of personal development: 

  • career opportunities
  • life skills
  • service learning
  • character education
  • Leadership experience.

Explorer training covers the basic skills needed to be law enforcement professionals.  

After completing the law enforcement explorer training throughout the year, explorers participate in an annual statewide competition against other Explorer Posts.     

Explorers receive training in the following areas:

  • Investigating Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Traffic Stops
  • Active Shooter
  • Domestic Crisis Intervention
  • Search and Arrest
  • Bomb Threat
  • Burglary in Progress
  • Hostage Negotiations

PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS SHOULD BE: 

  • Age 14 and eighth grade graduate, or ages 15-20
  • Interested in law enforcement 
  • Be Service Oriented
  • Complete a short program application
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Drug Free

APPLY NOW!  Applications can be submitted to Officer Michael or Detective Quinlan.

OPD Explorers Application (all applicants complete)

Explorers Youth Application (ages 14-17)

Explorers Adult Application (ages 18-20)

  1. Derrik Quinlan

    Detective
    Phone: 507-774-7226

  2. Melissa Michael

    Patrol Officer
    Phone: 507-774-7229