The Explorer program is a great way for young adults to learn about law enforcement, and to see if they may be interested in a law enforcement career.

The Explorer Post is open to boys and girls, ages 14 to 21, who have an interest in law enforcement.

The LPD advisors teach the Explorers about Texas Law as well as traffic direction, note taking, patrol procedures, executing search warrants, traffic stops, handling domestic disturbances and other law enforcement related topics.

Explorers have traveled to other cities and competed against other explorer posts in role-playing scenarios. Upon meeting certain internal post requirements, Explorers will also have an opportunity to ride along with an LPD officer on patrol. The Explorer Post goes on campouts, field trips, and rappelling. They also get involved in various community projects.

The cost is $20 a year, which includes membership and an Explorer T-shirt. The Explorer Post meets once a week at the Police Department.

Parents can bring their interested young adults to the Lubbock Police Department on September 18th at 7:00 PM for the sign up event. There will be a short presentation and activities to take part in. Interested young adults can sign up for the program at that time.

Here's a news report from KCBD showing some of the things the kids will learn: