• Explorer Post 490 - "Determination, Motivation, Always Lead the Way"

    Become a Santa Ana School Police Department Explorer!

    Join Post 490!
    In July 2014, the Department established its first ever Police Explorer Program (Post 490).  Law Enforcement Exploring, also known as Police Explorers, is a career-oriented program that gives young individuals (ages 14-21), the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement.
    Brief Overview
    Explorers participate in police related training, county-wide competitions, ride-along's in the field with patrol officers, community service events, and field trips.  They learn about the law, court procedures, police patrol techniques, and organizational skills.  This will provide an opportunity for our Explorers to get a first-hand perspective on the reality of modern law enforcement.
    Minimum Requirements
    • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA - it is emphasized that education is most important and grades are reviewed by Explorer Advisors
    • Must attend weekly meetings regularly and participate in selected community service events; Be able to arrange transportation to weekly meetings or events
    • Explorers must attend the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor's Association (OCLEEAA) Academy and successfully graduate - Failure to attend and / or failure to pass the Academy, may result in termination from the program
    • Explorers must remain in good standing at home, school, and in the community - just as a Law Enforcement Officer, Explorers are held accountable to the highest standards
    • No major criminal records; cannot be on probation or parole

    Explorer Meetings

    Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of every month, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at the Santa Ana School Police Department, located at 1601 East Chestnut Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92701
    OCLEEAA / Explorer Academy
    The Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor's Association (OCLEEAA), is comprised of law enforcement agencies from Orange County and Los Angeles County.  The association coordinates Explorer events throughout Orange County and sponsors the Explorer Academies.
    The Explorer Academy is a five-day, live-in, intense academy designed to challenge Explorers physically, mentally, and emotionally to achieve their ultimate goals.  The Academy simulates a basic law enforcement (Peace Officer) academy.  During the Academy, Explorers participate in numerous law enforcement training classes (classroom and hands-on) and physical training.  There are scheduled annual academies in February and August; they are usually held at the Boy Scouts Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center
    To view a glimpse of an OCLEEAA Academy: 2018 OCLEEAA Winter Academy Recap 
    For additional questions, please contact Santa Ana School Police Explorer Program at (714) 558-5530.