A worksite-based program for young adults who have completed the eighth grade and are 14 through 20 years of age.Explorers

Law Enforcement Explorer posts help youth to gain insight into a variety of programs. For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement, Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote growth and development, to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.


The program objectives are set forth as follows:

  • To provide a program of training that educates young adults on the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement agencies.
  • To provide an opportunity for service, practical experiences, competition, and recreation.
  • To help prepare Explorers to become better citizens and community members through character development, physical fitness, good citizenship, and patriotism.


  • Must be 14 to 20 years of age and have completed the eighth grade
  • Must have no serious arrests
  • Must maintain a 2.0 grade average
  • Must have a good school record (attendance and behavior)
  • Must have parental approval

Interested in Joining

If you are interested in being a part of the Winston-Salem Police Department's Police Explorer program, please click on the link below and fill out the form.  An officer will contact you as soon as possible after they receive your information.  Thank you.

Explorer Interest Form