Published on: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 News

Sign Up for the Takoma Park Police Explorer Post 7500!

Applications due no later than Friday, July 15, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the Takoma Park Police Department

Learn about the Takoma Park Police Explorer Post and see if you have what it takes to be one of our newest explorers!

The Takoma Park Police Explorer Post is a partnership through Learning for Life and the Takoma Park Police Department. The objective of this program is for young men and women to begin a foundation of becoming good citizens with a background in law enforcement by learning Honor, Integrity and Leadership.

Service & Discipline

Explorers will work closely with members from many different areas of the Takoma Park Police Department. Participants will undergo classroom lectures coupled with hands on practical exercises to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency. While training can be rigorous, many Explorers find that they leave our post with many of the skills to be good people, citizens and employees in any field while making lifelong friendships.

Those individuals who are dedicated to the program find that they have an advantage in obtaining employment with departments. In fact, many previous Explorers have been hired by other police departments and have had successful careers while promoting within our organization.


  • Minimum age of 15 years old but no older than 20 years upon entry
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Free of significant or repetitive criminal and traffic violations
  • Free of alcohol or drug use, including abuse of prescription drugs
  • Must possess and display a high degree of honesty, integrity, discipline, morals and ethics
  • Must be able to attend weekly training meetings consistently

Mail your application to participate in the Explorer program to the Takoma Park Police Deparment’s Public Information Officer:

Catherine Plevy
Public Information Officer
Takoma Park Police Department
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

or it can be sent via email it to For more information call 301-891-7142 or 301-270-1100.

Takoma Park Police Explorer Applications

Links to the application (PDF) are below. The Youth Application should be used if you are 15-17 years old and the Adult Application should be used if you are 18-20 years old.

Through service, we learn to help others and develop who we are as Police Explorers!