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Irving Police Explorer Recruiting Video

About Us

Thank  you for your interest in the Irving Law Enforcement Explorer Post  #252.  The Irving Explorer Post #252 was chartered in October of 1974  and continues a proud tradition of excellence to this day. 


Law  Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young  adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The  program provides career orientation experiences, leadership  opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of  the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law  enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of  their communities and the nation.

Nationally, over 33,000  Explorers and 8,425 adult volunteers participate in Law Enforcement  Exploring. The program highlights include: the National Law Enforcement  Exploring Leadership Academies, ride-alongs, career achievement awards,  National Law Enforcement Exploring Conferences, and scholarship  opportunities.

The program is designed to give young people a  good overview of law enforcement so they can decide if police work is  for them.  It is also a resource for the police department in its  recruiting effort.  There are several officers and jailers currently  working for Irving who are former law enforcement explorers.  Several  other metroplex cities are also benefiting from our program as they have  hired several of our former explorers as police officers and jailers.

These  young people receive training in several different aspects of police  work.  They are also given an opportunity to put this knowledge to work  by participating in regional, state and national competitions.

Some  areas of training they receive is in accident investigation, traffic  stops, crime scene search, drug warrant arrests, domestic violence,  hostage negotiations, burglary in progress calls and many other areas of  law enforcement activity.

Our explorers are given the  opportunity to ride with experienced police officers to see exactly what  happens during an officer's tour of duty.  While riding with the  officer, the explorer has a chance to see how the training they received  is put to work in "real life".

Not only do the explorers receive  training in law enforcement, they are also permitted to work with the  officers assigned to the different divisions within the police  department.  Some of the more popular areas that explorers work are;  Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.), Jail section, Communications  and, of course, Patrol where they ride with the officer on the street.

The  explorers are involved in many community events as well.  They  participate in bike rodeos, safety fairs, and many other worthwhile  activities.  Most explorers are also involved in school, church and  other civic activities.


"Not  only did law enforcement explorers help reaffirm my decision to become a  police officer, but it also helped prepare me for my future career  goals."


Irving Police Sergeant J. Hills 

Former Plano Police Explorer

North Texas Law Enforcement Exploring Summer Academy