LAKE STEVENS POLICE EXPLORER PROGRAM

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Due to COVID, the Explorer Program is currently on hold; please email policeexplorers@lakestevenswa.gov for status updates.

The Lake Stevens Police Department hosts an Explorer Program overseen by a sergeant, two patrol advisors, and non-commissioned advisors. Law Enforcement Exploring is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to partner with local law enforcement agencies. This program is open to qualified young adults, ages 14 (and have completed the 8th grade) until the age of 20.

When Are Explorer Meetings?

Lake Stevens Police Explorers meet the first and third Tuesday of every month in the new Lake Stevens Police Department at 1825 S Lake Stevens Rd, Lake Stevens, WA 98258.  Meetings may have to be canceled for a variety of reasons.  Please email policeexplorers@lakestevenswa.gov to confirm.

Meetings are spent learning about the different aspects of a career in law enforcement, as well as hands-on training and practical experience, and event planning. Explorers are encouraged to do at least one ride-a-long per quarter (16 years or older). The Explorer will document what type of calls they went on and what they learned to help learn the skills of writing and observation.

What Do Explorers Learn?

Explorers learn a variety of programs and projects featuring safety, training, and service. Explorers have an opportunity to attend an Explorer Academy. The following is an example of some of the activities and training in which the Explorers may participate: 

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  • Crime prevention
  • Crime-scene processing
  • Firearms
  • The history of law enforcement
  • Marine patrol
  • Patrol procedures
  • Radio procedures
  • Report writing
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Scenario-based training
  • K-9 Program and Overview
  • Event Planning

How Are Explorers Involved in the Lake Stevens Community?

Explorers assist with several community service projects, such as bike rodeos, Health and Safety Fair, Aquafest Festival, Harvest Festival, Easter Egg Hunts, fun runs, food drives, etc. This not only gives the Explorers an opportunity to learn traffic and crowd control, communication skills, radio procedures and working as a team; it also gives them the opportunity to network with people working in the law enforcement field. 

How Do I Join?

Lake Stevens Explorer's program is a great volunteer opportunity and provides unique growth and mentorship. Interested youths are welcome to attend a meeting to learn more about the program. 

If you are interested in joining the Explorers, please call the police department at (425) 622-9401 and ask to leave a message for the Explorer Advisor or email  policeexplorers@lakestevenswa.gov and an advisor will contact you.

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