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For questions regarding Tampa Police Explorer Post 275 call Officer J. M. Duran at (813) 242-5402 or send an email.

Q.  Who can become a Tampa Police Explorer?

A.  Youths between the ages of 14-20, who would like to learn about law enforcement, as a possible career.  Applicants must be enrolled in school and must maintain a minimum of a "C" or "2.0" GPA.  You may not have any discipline history or problems at school, your home, and you may not have an arrest record.  One of the main requirements is that YOU want to devote your time and energy to this dynamic police explorer program.

Q.  What are some of the things that the Tampa Police Explorers do?

A.  The Tampa Police Explorer Program is an educational program that mixes classroom instruction with hands on training.  Explorers learn about criminal & civil law, police work through our "Ride-a-Long" Program, and latent police type of investigations. This not only prepares young men and women for a possible future in the career of law enforcement, but also trains the explorers for their yearly state competition with the Florida Association of Police Explorers.

Q.  How do you join?

A.  Youths who are interested in joining our explorer program must attend 3 of our Tuesday night meetings, which are currently held at the Tampa Fire Rescue & Police Training Academy, located at 116 S. 34th St.  The meeting times are from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  On your 4th visit, you may ask for an application to join the explorer program.