District 61 Explorer
The District 61 Explorer program provides young adults who may be interested in careers in Public Safety with a comprehensive program of training, competition, service, and practical experience. This program also serves as a gateway to other vocations in public safety, including police, fire, EMT, dispatch, telecommunications, forensic science, security, executive protection, and more.
Character development, physical fitness, good citizenship, and patriotism are integral components of the Explorer program.
- The program is open to young men and women, ages 14 through 20, who have completed 8th grade. Due to the sensitive nature of public safety operations, additional eligibility standards may be required.
Through their involvement in our program, District 61 Explorers will develop an awareness of the purpose, mission, and objectives of Public Safety agencies.
Exploring depends on volunteer leadership. Professional Exploring/Learning for Life executives are available to provide assistance and support, but we need volunteers to make District 61 Explorer a success. Contact Valdimir Talley to volunteer at VTalley@dps61.org.