MPD Explorer Post

Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to be a Minneapolis Police Officer? Then join the MPD Explorer Post.

The MPD Explorer Post is a non-profit program run by Minneapolis Police Officers who volunteer their time to mentor and train young adults, ages 14-20.  Advisors train Explorers in a variety of scenarios using role play for the most realistic learning experiences.  Explorers then compete at local, state and national competitions and can earn college scholarships.

 MPD officers of the MPD Explorer Post

Scenarios include:

•  Traffic Stops
•  Domestic Crisis Intervention
•  Traffic Crash Investigation
•  Hostage Negotiation
•  Burglary Response
•  Search and Arrest
•  White Collar Crime
•  Emergency First Aid
•  Shoot/Don't Shoot
•  And more!

In addition, Explorers assist Minneapolis Police Officers in various community events such as the Uptown Art Fair, NE Parade, Aquatennial Parade and other large scale events as needed.

Explorers in good standing may participate in ride-alongs with Minneapolis Police Officers. Once Explorers graduate from high school, Minneapolis Police Officers mentor and encourage Explorers to become Community Service Officers for the Minneapolis Police Department. Many Explorers have gone on to become police officers in Minneapolis and other law enforcement agencies.

Explorer applicants undergo a criminal background check, must maintain a 2.0 GPA, be 14-20 years old and in high school or enrolled in a college at the time of acceptance. Above all, they must have an interest in the field of law enforcement.

For more information:

 Minneapolis Police Explorer Program
 4119 Dupont Avenue North
 Minneapolis, MN  55412


Last updated Oct 5, 2018



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