Explorer Post #25

The Explorer program is an educational, volunteer program for high school and young adults, ages 14-21, with an interest in law enforcement. Once accepted into the program, Explorers attend a basic law enforcement academy in the fall or spring. Explorers also meet twice a month to learn about the law enforcement profession.

Training topics include: Traffic Control, Traffic Stops, Arrest Control, Criminal Code, Patrol Procedures, Building Searches, Crime Scene Investigation, Crisis Intervention, Report Writing, and Firearms Safety. Explorers also help with community events, crime scene searches, and special details as needed by the department. Explorers do periodic ride-a-longs with deputies in patrol and other parts of the agency to assist them in their duties and practice what they have learned in training.

Explorers can attend a regional conference each summer where they compete against Law Enforcement Explorers from across the country. Explorers wear a distinguishable uniform, however, they do not carry weapons and they are not law enforcement officers.


  • Age 14-20
  • High school student or young adults
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Ability to volunteer 10 hours per month
  • Pass background investigation

If you would like additional information about the Explorer Program please contact Deputy Natasha Romero at nromero@arapahoegov.com or 720-874-4095.

Explorer Application

LEEPAAC (Law Enforcement Explorer Post Advisors Association of Colorado)

Law Enforcement Exploring

Learning for Life Character Education Program

Congratulations to our Explorers for their achievements at the 2019 LEEPAAC Regional Conference in July 2019.

Our Explorers won the following awards:

  • 2nd place - Night Time Tactical
  • 2nd place - Domestic Violence
  • 3rd place - Obstacle Course

They were competing with teams from 25 other posts from around Colorado and surrounding states. Great job done by all!