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Police Explorers#

Interested in exciting and fun opportunities in law enforcement? Fort Collins Police Services offers training and experience for youth and young adults ages 15 through 20 in the Police Explorer program (21 or older? See below).

The Fort Collins Police Explorer program acquaints young people with the field of law enforcement as a future career choice. Explorers receive ongoing police training through instruction, hands-on practical exercises, and valuable real-world experiences. Police Explorers not only receive training but regularly assist patrol officers with their duties. Police Explorers are required to attend regular meetings and training sessions.


Police Explorer requirements include:

  • must be at least 15 years old but no older than 20;
  • must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Larimer County
  • must possess a valid Colorado driver's license or permit
  • must pass a background check
  • no felony arrests/convictions 

Members of the community are encouraged to join the Fort Collins Police Explorer Program.  Agency training and all uniforms and equipment are furnished by Fort Collins Police Services.

Are you at least 21 years old and want to receive free training and law enforcement opportunities? The Fort Collins Police Reserve Community Service Officer Unit is what you're looking for! Read more about becoming a Reserve Community Service Officer.

For further information on either of these exciting programs, please contact Corporal Yu Matsui at