- Be at least 14 years of age through 20 years of age
- Have at least a 2.0 grade point average
- Have no record of serious arrests or convictions
- Complete an Explorer Application
- Obtain a medical examination
- Register with Learning for Life
- Attend and graduate from the Explorer Academy
- Maintain good moral character
- Demonstrate a willingness to serve and participate in explorer activities
The Montebello Unified School District Police Explorer Program was established in 2009. It operates as a "Learning for Life" program out of the office of the M.U.S.D. Police Services Section. The purpose of the Explorer program is to provide special training to the youth that are preparing themselves for a career in law enforcement.
These are the following goals for the Explorer Program:
- To recruit qualified young men and women and prepare them for future careers in law enforcement or public service.
- To assist them in becoming better citizens in their community, while developing a positive relationship between the police and the youth.
- Preparing the young people physically for a challenging career.
- To provide a forum, in which young people can provide non-hazardous community service, thereby relieving police officers for other assignments.
The Explorer Program has a stringent selection process and only takes the most qualified applicants. Once selected, and Explorer Recruit is expected to maintain these high level of standards.
Explorer recruits must meet the following requirements:
MUSD Police Department provides an effective Law Enforcement Explorer Post for young adults through six experience areas:
Providing career training in the law enforcement area: patrol procedures; first aid; laws of arrest; leadership; field rides with patrol officers; annual Explorer academy and local, regional, and national competitions.
- Providing social activities: out-of-state trips and attending sports events.
- Provide community services: direct off-street traffic/ parking crowd control at events, administrative duties at briefing, fingerprinting, reading to
- Provide leadership training: gain a sense of pride in our community and country and teach individual responsibilities. Ex. Academy
- Providing training for personal fitness: weight lifting, academy obstacle course and running.
- Providing outdoor activities: backpacking, hiking adventures and camping, visit universities, sporting events, law enforcement facilities.
Once accepted into the post, a behavioral contract will be signed by parent, cadet, and advisor. All cadets are to adhere to the rules and regulation of the Post.
New recruit classes start in the fall of each year, however an individual can join at anytime. The meetings are held on Tuesday, twice a month, 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at a designate high school.
FEES YOU CAN AFFORD
- Application fees to "Learning for Life" in the amount of $11.00.
- All explorers are to be groomed according to Post Standards. Uniform information will be provided once the applicant is accepted. Physical training uniform will be school PE uniform.
- Additional expenses are required for extra equipment, uniforms, trips, and conferences.