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Lake Stevens Police
2211 Grade Rd.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Explorer Program
Explorer BadgeAbout
The mission of the Lake Stevens Police Law Enforcement Exploring program is to promote an increased interest in the law enforcement field, teach leadership, and provide an opportunity for community service.

Our Best Today for a Better Tomorrow
Exploring can further teach Explorer's education, encourage the Explorer's participation in a rewarding and productive service activity, and enhance the Explorer's preparation for future roles as citizen and community members. Besides gaining a working knowledge of police work, the participants have the opportunity to give of themselves to their community.

What Do Explorers Do?
Explorers have many opportunities to apply the training they receive during monthly meetings. For example, members volunteer at community events doing security work, directing traffic, and working fairs and event booths.

Members can also learn firsthand how Police Officers do their jobs. Officers and Detectives with special skills are invited to meetings to explain how the Police Department investigates major crimes such as Homicides, Narcotics Violations, and Gang Activity.

Another main function in our Explorer Post is community service. We take pride in our involvement within our community. We assist with the food bank, lake clean-up details, City Spring Clean Up, and Aquafest.
Explorers have an opportunity to attend a week-long academy in the months of August and December.

Who is Eligible? 
You are eligible to be an Explorer if you are:
  • Between 14 and 21 years of age 
  • You are registered as a full-time student with a grade point average of 2.5 or above 
  • Must have parental approval 
  • Pass a background check

How Do I Join?
Weapons trainingIf you are interested in becoming a Lake Stevens Police Explorer and meet the above requirements, please fill out the application.

Return the completed application to the Lake Stevens Police Department.

There will be a minimum of three meetings per month; one training, one business, and one physical training in which Explorers are encouraged to attend. In addition to these meetings, Explorers are asked to participate in a minimum of one community event per quarter.

Being an Explorer offers many opportunities to learn valuable leadership and life skills, make new friends, interact with the public and, most of all, have fun! Explorers ride with full-time Officers during the course of their normal shift and are exposed to a wide variety of calls. They frequently assist these officers during the course of their duties.

Explorers in actionWhat Will I Learn?
Law enforcement posts conduct a variety of programs and projects featuring safety, training, and service. The following listing is an example of some of the activities and training in which the Explorers may participate. 
  • Arrest & handcuffing techniques
  • Crime prevention
  • Crime-scene processing
  • Firearms
  • The history of law enforcement 
  • Marine patrol 
  • Patrol procedures
  • Radio procedures
  • Report writing
  • Traffic Enforcement 

Explorer Program Coordinator

Meeting Location
Cavalero Mid High, Room SE111
8220 24th St SE
Lake Stevens, WA 98258