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Police Explorers

The Orange Police Explorer Post was founded in 1963.  Post #266 was the first municipal police department Explorer Post established in the United States.  Our explorer post welcomes motivated young adults who are interested in participating in law enforcement programs and learning first-hand the fundamentals of the Criminal Justice System.

You are eligible if you:
Are of good moral character
Are between 14 and 20 years old
Live within the boundaries of the Orange Unified School District (high school or college student)
Maintain a 2.1 grade point average (GPA) or higher 
Can commit to participating in Explorer Post functions and meetings 
Have never been arrested 
Successfully pass an oral interview and background investigation

Field training includes:
Police ethics
Physical fitness
Formation and drills
Participating in ride-alongs with police officers in the field
Patrol procedures
Police radio codes and dispatch communication
Traffic control
Community relations
Information desk procedures
Juvenile law
California Penal Code
Cultural awareness 
Benefits of being an Explorer:

Develop maturity
Develop leadership qualities
Build self-confidence and self-discipline
Learn the functions of the Orange Police Department and the duties of its officers
Learn emergency response procedure
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