Mobile Police Explorers Program

The Mobile Police Department’s Explorer Program is designed to involve young men and women in community events while increasing citizen-police cooperation and understanding. While in the program Explorers will participate and learn Law Enforcement duties to include;

  • Patrol Operations
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crime Scene Investigations
  • Traffic control and enforcement
  • Special Operations
  • Report writing
  • Radio Communications
  • Firearms proficiency
  • Close order drill.

The Explorer program is an excellent opportunity for young men and women, who are interested in pursuing a career in Law Enforcement, to discover what policing is really like while exposing them to community involvement, patriotism and citizenry.

This program is part of the Boy Scouts of America - Learning for Life and sponsored by the Mobile Police Department. All Explorer activities are supervised by certified police officers.

The Explorer Program serves

  • As a recruitment tool for young men and women interested in careers in law enforcement
  • As a community relation tool to create positive relationships between police and youth, as well as between youth and the community
  • To promote community service
  • To supplement the sworn police force in carrying out certain activities

Explorer’s 5 Areas of Emphasis

  1. Career Opportunities - real world career skills
  2. Leadership Experience - leadership skills employers crave
  3. Life Skills - conflict resolution, problem solving, relationship skills
  4. Citizenship - learn democratic process and respect for others
  5. Character Education - ethical decision making

Meetings will take place at the MPD Training Academy located at 1251 Virginia Street. Meetings are biweekly from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Anyone interested in becoming a Mobile Police Explorer should call the Training Academy at 208-2730.


  • Applicant be 14-19 years of age
  • Applicant must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Applicant must pass a background examination and have no criminal convictions or serious traffic violations
  • Applicant must be a responsible citizen with a good reputation and good character
  • Applicant must be free from any physical or mental conditions that could impair participation in the program
  • Applicant must have full approval and support from a parent or guardian
  • Applicant must make a commitment to attend at least 80 percent of functions and events.


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