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Law Enforcement Exploring

Law Enforcement Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women who have completed the 6th grade through 20 years old, interested in a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.


Post 1096 – Round Rock Police Department, contact email


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Law Enforcement Exploring combines some classroom training with ride-alongs in police vehicles, pistol shooting, community policing, and much more. You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to be an officer of the law.

The most popular careers of interest to Law Enforcement Explorers:

  • City Law Enforcement Officers
  • County Law Enforcement Officers
  • State Law Enforcement Officers
  • Federal Law Enforcement Officers & Special Agents
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, Forensic Laboratory, Specialists & other vital support specialists

You will have an opportunity to network with:

  • Law Enforcement Explorers across the country and in some cases with young adults in programs similar to Law Enforcement Exploring sponsored by foreign police agencies
  • Law enforcement professionals from local, county, state, federal and military organizations
  • Judges, prosecutors and other professionals involved with the criminal justice system
  • Community leaders, representatives from private and public community organizations, and instructors and professors from educational institutions that offer criminal justice and related programs

Law Enforcement Exploring offers the following benefits:

  • Gain exposure to various criminal justice careers and to have positive interaction with law enforcement professionals.
  • Obtain “hands-on” experience and awareness of the criminal justice system, thereby helping Explorers to make an informed decision on a career in law enforcement or a related field.
  • Receive comprehensive career-focused training that in many cases qualifies for academic credit (i.e. career education credit).
  • Preparation for career-related college degree programs and other advanced education opportunities.
  • Benefit from interpersonal growth through self-discipline, teamwork, challenging experiences, and high standards of performance and personal conduct.
  • Enhanced character development and improved physical and mental fitness.
  • Learn responsibility to self and others through leadership opportunities.
  • Community service and networking activities by assisting sponsoring agency in a supplementary law enforcement and liaison capacity.

An example of a Law Enforcement Exploring program (courtesy City of Austin/Austin Police Department):