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.

The program runs parallel to the school year; normally running from August through May.

The 2023 program kicked off in September of 2023. Interested persons should submit an interest card that is located at the bottom of the page.


  • Must be 14-20 years of age
  • Completed the eighth 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 three moving violations in the last two 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 submit an application form

Participants will take part 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 each month from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Lee’s Summit Police Department. Lessons and activities  include but are 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-alongs

For more information contact a school resource officer, call the Police Department at 816.969.1734 or fill out the Interest Form below.

Police Explorer Program Interest Form

If interested in possibly joining the Lee's Summit Police Explorer program please complete this interest form.