Explorer Program

The Antioch Police Department Explorer Program is a progressive and educational opportunity for young men and women between the ages of 16 and 21 who have an interest in learning about law enforcement. Our explorers are afforded the opportunity to learn more about law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and the community in which they live. Explorers are required to volunteer at least 10 hours a month. They perform various tasks such as scene security, traffic control, safety presentations, tours of the police facility, community events, safety fairs, and many other law enforcement related tasks. Explorers are allowed to "ride along" with officers during their shift. The program is supervised by sworn personnel who offer insight into the exciting world of law enforcement.

The explorers receive training each month in areas such as evidence collection, crime prevention, firearms, traffic control, community policing, and many other law enforcement related topics. Explorers also participate in a yearly competition against other police explorer programs..

Eligibility Requirements

To become a City of Antioch police explorer, candidates must be a resident of Antioch and at least 16 years of age and no older than 20 years of age at the time of application. Candidates must also possess a valid California driver's license, maintain a 2.0 grade point average, be able to volunteer 10 hours a month, and have a desire to learn about law enforcement.

If you are interested in becoming an Antioch Police Explorer, please contact Field Services at (925) 779-6864.