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Police Explorer Program

The Lee’s Summit Police Department Explorer Post is designed to provide knowledge and training to young people interested in a possible career in law enforcement.  Participants will receive classroom and hands on experience to better prepare themselves for the realities of a career in law enforcement.  This is also a great way for young people to get involved in their community and to interact with Police Officers.



  • Be 14-20 years of age
  • Completed the 8th grade
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • No felony arrests
  • No misdemeanor arrests in the last year
  • Cannot be on probation or diversion
  • No more than 3 moving violations in the last 2 years
  • Cannot have a suspended or revoked drivers license
  • Must pass a short interview process
  • Must have good moral character
  • Must have and maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Must complete and turn in the application form

As an explorer, you will participate in drills and work sessions designed to accomplish the following:

  • Highlight Job Awareness
  • Develop career building skills
  • Teach Life Skills
  • Promote Citizenship
  • Facilitate character development
  • Encourage leadership while having fun in a safe environment

Explorers meet during the school year on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Lee’s Summit Police Department. Lessons and activities will include but not limited to:

  • Current events in law enforcement
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Evidence Collection
  • Use of force
  • Patrol Tactics
  • Firearms safety
  • Traffic Control
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Laws
  • Traffic stops
  • Accident investigation
  • Ride-a-longs

If you have questions please contact your School Resource Officer or call the LS Police Department at 969-1744.

Police Explorer Pamphlet and Interest Card