Explorer Program


In partnership with Boy Scouts of America, the Explorer Program provides an opportunity for youth who are interested in a career in law enforcement to learn first-hand about the job of police officer and other law enforcement fields. An explorer is a non-sworn volunteer who is affiliated with the Campbell Police Department to gain valuable interpersonal skills and work experience. 

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Police Explorer. Children and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 years of age are encouraged to apply. 

An Explorer has various roles in the department and can participate in the following ways:

  • Ride Alongs in police cars
  • Regular meetings : Training in various aspects of police work
  • Assist with special projects
  • Role players for SWAT training
  • Public Events / Traffic Control

Many Police Explorers have gone on to become Police Officers, Dispatchers, and Community Service Officers in our department and many other agencies.


  • 14 to 21 years old
  • Maintain a minimal 2.0 GPA and be in good academic standing
  • No felony convictions
  • Pass background check
  • Interest in a law enforcement career


All applicants will participate in an oral interview as part of the testing process. 

Qualified candidates will go through a background investigation, due to the sensitive material they may be in contact with. 

Parental consent and maintaining a C grade average or above in school are required.

Read more about the Explorer Program on the web page for the Exploring for Life Organization.

Explorer Post 302 - April 2013


If you are interested in becoming a Campbell Police Explorer, please contact one of our advisors listed below:

  • Sgt. Lee Heitzman at 408-866-2121, Option #1, ext. 2084, or via Email
  • Investigator Wesley Joines at (408) 871-5148, or via Email