Police Explorer Program

Hollywood Police Department Explorers smiling for a picture.
The Hollywood Police Explorer is a program designed for motivated and service-oriented young men and women who have an interest in the law enforcement field. Explorers attend weekly meetings where they receive training in all avenues of law enforcement. The program provides an opportunity for youth to gain personal satisfaction, enhance their leadership / teamwork skills, and make a difference in their community.

Recruitment for the program occurs year round. Applications for the Police Explorer Program may be submitted throughout the year. 

Who can be an H.P.D. Explorer?

You are between the ages of 13 and 21
You are free from physical limitations that might prevent you from completing any duty assignment
You maintain a 2.00 grade point average
You have no felony convictions
You are of good moral character

What are the duties of an explorer?
Attend weekly meetings
Participate in ride-alongs with police officers
Assist with DUI checkpoints
Work with H.P.D. specialized units
Participate in many other civic functions

Explorer Opportunities:
Explorer academies
Compete against other Explorer Posts
Field trips
Enhance skills and abilities
Assist other Explorer Posts

Benefits of Becoming an Explorer:
Training: patrol procedures, communications, department regulations, criminal law, report writing, the fundamentals of police field work, physical fitness and more!
Community Events: safety fairs, fingerprinting, traffic control, fundraising, and other community outreach activities.

For more information, contact Sergeant Morris (954) 967-4371 or email tmorris@hollywoodfl.org.