Law Enforcement Explorer Program

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Sandy City Police Law Enforcement Explorer Post 9550

The intent of the program is to educate and involve youth in police operations, to interest them in possible law enforcement careers, and to build a mutual understanding between the police and the youth in the community.

The education aspect provides knowledge of law enforcement functions. Through classroom and hands-on training, the program establishes an awareness of the complexities of police service and prepared the participates for future law enforcement careers.

The duties of an Explorer include traffic and crowd control at special events, crime prevention events, found bike pick-ups, report writing, assisting with missing children, fingerprinting, first-aid, clerical assistance, crime lab internships, and a ride-a-long program.

The Explorer Post also has an Honor Guard that participates in the presentation of the American Flag at special events. The Honor Guard also preforms funeral detail.

The Explorer Program is a very intensive professional law enforcement career orientation program. In addition to the law enforcement training the Explorers receive, they also will learn leadership and self-discipline skills.

The Sandy Police Department’s Explorer Program provides youth (between the ages of 14 to 21) with the opportunity to experience law enforcement first hand.

Requirements to Join the Explorer Program

  • Be between the ages of 14 to 21.
  • Have parental approval if under the age of 18.
  • Be of good moral habits with no convictions for serious crimes or crimes of moral turpitude.
  • Have a valid Utah drivers license by the age of 17.
  • Maintain a 2.0 G.P.A. while in High School.
  • Attend all training meetings unless excused in advance for cause.
  • Be in good physical condition.
  • Pass a background check.

Uniforms are the responsibility of the recruit to purchase.

Training is held every Thursday night in the department's training room from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

Explorer Application Process

Anyone interested in joining the Explorer program must fill out the Post Application. Applications can be picked-up at the reception desk at the Police Department and should be returned to the Post Advisor.

You will be contacted shortly after turning in your application for your interview.

You may also schedule an interview for the same time that you complete the application. Please call ahead for a scheduled date and time. All applicants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by one parent at the time of the interview.

The Police Department is located on the first floor (east side) of Sandy City Hall.

10000 South Centennial Parkway Ste 111
Sandy, Utah 84070
Open Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm.

If you have questions concerning the program, you can contact the Explorer Recruiter Officer Ray Howe at 801-568-4634 or Email to