Apply to Become an Orlando Police Explorer

Do you want to join the Orlando Police Department's educational program?

The City of Orlando offers students age 14 to 20 the opportunity to learn about the police department, take part in community service projects and go on weekend field trips.

In Person

Step 1.Check your eligibility

To become a Police Explorer, you must:

  • Be 14 to 20 years of age
  • Be in high school or college
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have no criminal history
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA

Step 2.Gather your materials

To apply, you will need:

  • Two or three personal references, including their phone numbers, home and email addresses. You cannot use a relative as a reference. Teachers, counselors, coaches and employers are good people to ask for a reference.
  • A scan or clear photograph of your current transcript or report card
  • Your parent or guardian available to sign your application if you are under 18
  • Your health insurance information
  • A three to five paragraph essay that explains what you plan to get from the Orlando Police Explorer Program and your long-term career goals.  

Step 3.Contact us

Contact the Explorer Advisor at for an application and meeting times.