Police Explorers

Police Explorers work under the guidance of Police Officers who encourage and educate these young women and men by exploring careers including:
  • Police Officer
  • Dispatcher
  • Crime Scene Technician (CSI)
Police Explorers Group Photo
The Explorer Post is led by explorers, who serve as captains, lieutenants, and sergeants, providing the opportunity to learn basic leadership skills.

This is a values and skills based program where Explorers learn the importance of honesty, discipline, and responsibility, while learning police procedures. The goal of the program is to prepare explorers to successfully achieve a Law Enforcement career.

The Fountain Valley Police Explorer Post is a member of the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Adviser Association.
  • Police Department Mission and Values Statement
  • Police Procedures: Felony Vehicle Stops, Handcuffing, Traffic Control, Arrest and Control Techniques, Building Search Techniques, and Report Writing
  • Criminal Codes: California Penal, Vehicle, and Health and Safety Codes
  • Police Radio Codes and Radio Procedure
  • Community Service to Enhance Life Experience, Character Development, and Teamwork
  • Wears an explorer uniform
  • Completes the Explorer Academy
  • Attends biweekly training meetings
  • Participates in physical fitness training
  • Participates in mock scenario training such as vehicle stops and interview techniques
  • Goes on ride-a-longs with Police Officers
  • Assists officers at driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints, National Night Out, and Summerfest
  • Participates in “fun nights” designed to encourage social skills
  • Between the ages of 14 and 20
  • Live in the local area or attend a local school
  • Submit to a criminal background check
  • Demonstrate a desire to succeed, respect for authority and good judgment
Obtain More Information
Explorers meet at the Fountain Valley Police Department the 1st and 3rd Mondays each month from 5-7 p.m. Participation is at the recommendation of the Explorer Advisor and at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

Since an explorer represents the City of Fountain Valley, they must demonstrate good moral character and have refrained from behavior that would bring discredit to the department.

Explorers are provided with a uniform, but must pay a 1-time participation fee of $25 as part of registration.

Contact Officer Bill Hughes or Officer Brian Mosher by calling 714-593-4485 or filling out our contact form for more information.

Prepare Yourself
If you are ready to begin your adventure as a Fountain Valley Police Explorer, you must fill out a Fountain Valley Police Explorer Application after attending a minimum of 2 meetings as an observer. Your journey begins here. Only a few will succeed. Your “interview” to become a future police officer begins the moment you show up. Good luck!