Overland Park Police Department Explorer Post No. 2986 is a group of approximately 25 high school and community college students, ranging from 14 to 20 years old. Police officers serve as Explorer advisers who oversee the program.
Explorer cadets participate in drills and sessions that
One of the benefits of being an Explorer is having the opportunity to get to know the officers. The experience can help determine a student’s future in the area of law enforcement. In June, the Post hosts an explorer week-long camp and Law Enforcement Challenge for other law enforcement posts to participate.
To be eligible, students must:
Police explorer candidates may not
The OPPD Explorer Post meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the W. Jack Sanders Justice Center.
Meetings include presentations and scenarios related to law enforcement topics. Explorers participate in activities such as mock building searches, vehicle stops and police ride-a-longs.
Sgt. Mike Melvin