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The Tempe Police Department’s Explorer Program is sponsored by the Learning for Life division of the Boy Scouts of America. The program is for young men and women ages 14 through 20 who are interested in law enforcement as a possible career. Explorers are mentored by a team of dedicated Tempe Police Department employees who emphasize self-confidence, a strong work ethic, and self-discipline. The Explorer Program provides training in a variety of law enforcement topics, participation in local and national skills & knowledge competitions and involvement in department and community service projects. We strive for an inclusive group of young men and women who not only believe in themselves but also in giving back to their community.


Community Service

One of the most important goals of the Explorers Program is to support and give back to the community.  Therefore, Explorers volunteer and participate in a variety of department and community service events throughout the year. 

For example, several Tempe Police Explorers volunteered at the 13th Annual ChalleNGe Golf Tournament on September 22nd, 2012 in Fountain Hills, AZ.  The golf tournament was hosted by the Project ChallenNGe Foundation, which helps support second chances for high school dropouts who are 16-19 years of age.  The Tempe Police Explorer Program encourages your support for Project ChalleNGe. 

Click here for more information about the Project ChalleNGe Foundation. 


Explorer Competitions

Tempe Police Explorers receive instruction and training on leadership, team building, and law enforcement topics.  This training is then put to the test at local and out-of-state Explorer Competitions.

For example, in January of 2013, Chandler Police Department Explorers will host its annual Chandler Tactical Competition.  Tempe Police Explorers support and will participate in this event.  

Click here for more details about the Chandler Tactical Competition.



The Tempe Police Explorer Program does not receive financial assistance through the Tempe Police Department's general fund.  Its daily operation is funded through its Explorers' own fundraising efforts and charitable contributions.  Please, click here to make a tax exempt donation to the Tempe Police Explorers through the Tempe Police Foundation.


Want to be a Tempe Police Explorer?  Click Here 

Last updated: 11/5/2012 2:32:58 PM