Explorer Post 611

The Arvin Police Department started a very active Law Enforcement Explorer Program in late 1972. The program is open to male and female youth between the ages of fourteen and twenty. The Explorers learn many skills to prepare them for law enforcement or related careers.

Skills Learned

Skills include:

  • Communications
  • Community Relations
  • Crime Prevention
  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Ethics
  • Firearms Training
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Traffic Law


Regular Explorer activities include a ride-along program and assignments to assist in community events.Arvin Police Explorer Post 611

Eligible Members

Arvin Police Department Explorers must be of above-average intelligence, must be in good physical condition, have an average school grade of 2.5, or higher, and have no serious criminal history. All Explorers must pass an oral interview and stringent background investigation prior to being admitted. Once accepted, Explorers must learn to function as part of a team.


For further information about the Arvin Police Department Explorer Program, call the Arvin Police Department at 661-854-5583.