New York City Police Department

Law Enforcement Explorers


Law Enforcement Exploring is a community service, career-oriented program designed to educate young men and women, ages 14-20, about Law Enforcement.

Exploring reaches out to New York City's young adults in every community to help build up relations between the community and New York City Police Department.  Explorers are taught the importance of higher education, self discipline, and respect for authority while they actively participate in community service projects and other Exploring events.

Contact: 718-834-8855


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Exploring relies on three primary methods to attain its goals: youth leadership, positive adult role models, and the five Exploring Experience Areas.

Youth Leadership: The Explorers elect their own officers and are promoted within a rank structure. Explorers will plan and execute most of their activities. This process will encourage Explorers to see how their self-discipline can either help or impair the group.

Positive Adult Role Models: The positive interaction of Explorers and Law Enforcement Officers help young adults see officers as real people, and affords opportunities to build positive relationships between the New York City Police Department and the communities of our city.

Five Experience Areas: Exploring feels that an appreciation and commitment to the following areas are crucial to the development of all young people: Life Skills, Service Learning, Character Education, Leadership Experience, and Career.


Annually, nearly 2,500 young men and women from all 50 states take part in the week-long Law Enforcement & Fire/EMS Explorers Conference to learn law enforcement and fire/EMS skills and tips from some of the highest ranking law enforcement and fire/EMS officials in the country.

For young men and women aged 14-20 who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement and fire/EMS, Exploring offers experience and competition-based learning with lots of fun, educational, hands-on activities that promote personal growth, teamwork and development of dolescent youth.

The 18th biennial conference is an opportunity for Law Enforcement Explorers to participate in several team competitions including arrest and search techniques, crime scene investigation, bomb threat response, and crisis negotiations. Seminars on cyber-crime, explosives, fugitive investigations, leadership, self-defense techniques, postal inspection, narcotics trafficking and interdiction, and border protection were also held. 

Here are the results that the competition that was held in 2012 in Colorado:

1st Place Obstacle Course- Kimberly Ramlall, Post 1886 School Safety Division Queens South

1st Place Obstacle Course- Samuel Joseph, Post 2241, School Safety Division Queens South

2nd Place Drills- Post 2018, Mid Town North

2nd Place Hostage Negotiation- Post 2018, Midtown North

2nd Place Emergency First Aid- Post 2241, School Safety Division Queens South

3rd Place Drills- Post 2436, School Safety Division Bronx East

3rd Place Burglary Investigation- Post 2436, School Safety Division Bronx East

4th Place Crime Prevention- Post 2241, School Safety Division Queens South

5th Place Bomb Threat Investigation- Post 2018, Midtown North

5th place Car Stop- Post 2044, 044 Precinct