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The St. Petersburg Police Department, Pinellas Park Police Department, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and the Gulfport Police Department are hosting an exciting and educational experience for the youth in Pinellas County. The academy offers youth insights into how law enforcement performs their duties and how law enforcement serves the community.
The academy is open to young men and women between the ages of 14-18 years old.
All of the forms below must be completed
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Are You Interested in Law Enforcement? Police Officer, Forensics, Dispatcher?
Consider joining the St. Petersburg Police Explorers
Click here to get a copy of our brochure
Click here for a copy of the Explorer's Application
Exploring gives you the chance to work directly with police officers, go on ride-alongs, receive police training, meet new friends, and feel good about helping out in your community. The program is part of the Boy Scouts of America - Learning for Life and sponsored by the St. Petersburg Police Department.
Young adults, male and female, are encouraged to join. You must meet these criteria:
Join us at one of our Monday night meetings 6:00 pm-8:30 pm. We will give you an informational packet on your first night. Contact Officer Janie Staples for a location.
An applicant must attend four consecutive Monday night meetings. At the fourth meeting, the applicant will receive an oral interview board and their peers, along with the Explorer Post Advisor will decide acceptance.