National Exploring Excellence Award Presented to the Santa Clara Police Department
The Santa Clara Police Department's Police Explorer program was awarded the Outstanding Post of the Year Award by the Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council. The Police Explorers were recognized for fulfilling five emphasis areas: life skills, citizenship, career opportunities, character education and leadership experience.
The City of Santa Clara’s Police Explorers are high school students that are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement and volunteering their time to serve the community. Police Explorers volunteer their time at City events (e.g. Art and Wine Festival, PAL Boxing Shows, soccer games), assist in various Divisions throughout the Police Department and ride with officers in patrol. Police Explorers receive monthly training on current law enforcement topics, law enforcement tactics and leadership skills.
More information about the Police Explorer program is available online or by contacting Officer Stephen Selberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications to be considered as a Police Explorer are accepted online.