San Luis, Arizona
January 24, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tadeo A. De La Hoya
Tel: (928) 341-2420
RECRUITMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORERS
The San Luis Police Department is currently recruiting individuals for the Law Enforcement Explorers Program. The program is designed to give explorers an overview of the daily duties of a law enforcement officer. The police department also utilizes the program as a recruiting effort. Several current San Luis officers are former law enforcement explorers.
The explorers receive training in several different aspects of police work. Some areas of training are: collision investigations, traffic stops, drug arrests, search warrants, burglary in progress calls and a variety of other calls. We also provide demonstrations from specialized units such as: Quick Response Team, traffic enforcement and the K-9 unit.
Our explorers are given the opportunity to ride-along with police officers to experience what an officer's work day is like. While riding with the officer, the explorers have an opportunity to put their training to use. The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the police department training room.
To become an explorer, the individual must attend high school and maintain a “C” average in all classes. The applicant must complete an extensive application and pass a background check and a driving record check (if applicable). The applicant must also pass an oral interview. The interview board consists of current explorers and police officers. The program is designed for ages 14-21, however must apply prior to age 18 and may remain in the post until their 21st birthday.
If you are interested in becoming a Police Explorer, please come by the San Luis Police Department and complete an application or speak with Detective Zaragoza or Sgt. Figueroa.