The Escondido Police Department will host a “Recruitment Drive” for young men and women between the ages of 16-20 who are interested in becoming volunteer Police Explorers.  The event will be held on Monday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Police and Fire Headquarters, 1163 N. Centre City Parkway.   

For young men and women interested in the field of law enforcement or criminal justice, the Explorers program offers a realistic view of what the job is all about. Explorers receive hands-on training on subjects such as traffic control, enforcement stops, interviewing witnesses, and conducting investigations into serious crimes.   Explorers also participate in special events such as Sobriety Checkpoints, security at sporting events, and alcohol enforcement details.  During monthly ride-alongs Explorers use the police radio, assist with paper work and directly participate in most calls for service. 

Once accepted into the program, Police Explorers are required to attend two meetings, one special event, and one patrol ride along per month.  This is a total of approximately 20-25 hours per month of volunteer work.   Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and attendance is mandatory.

For more information, please contact Lt. Neal Griffin, 760-839-4703.