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Law Enforcement Exploring is a division of the Boy Scouts of America that gives young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 a hands-on look at what a career in law enforcement is about. Many of the Explorers who have graduated from this program have accepted careers in Law Enforcement. Many of them have remained with Riverside County and are now assigned to the Temecula Station and involved in training the next group of young men and women who are looking for a rewarding career.
Photo of the 2011 Explorers
Volunteer Experience
Since it's inception in 1996, this program has allowed the Police Explorers to volunteer their time to their community by assisting law enforcement in a variety of ways such as directing traffic at special events, crime prevention programs, and light security details. Once an explorer becomes eligible, they are allowed to participate in a ride-along program with deputies from the Department. Explorers act as an extra set of “eyes and ears” for the officers and assist them on various calls.

Requirements
To be in the Temecula Police Explorer program, one must attend regularly scheduled meetings at the station and be able to participate in normal physical activities. Explorers meet weekly to discuss explorer business, upcoming events, and learn different aspects of law enforcement and the techniques used. The explorers are required to maintain good grades and citizenship in school, and are encouraged to take leadership roles in school and social activities.

Explorers may also attend an annual five-day police explorer academy with other explorers from other Riverside County Sheriff Stations. The explorers will experience first hand what a police officer goes through at a police academy. The Temecula Police Department is proud of these young volunteers dedicated to serving their community.