Police Explorer

Explorer Post 187About the Program

The Daly City Police Explorer Post Number 817 is a volunteer program designed for motivated and service oriented young men and women who have an interest in the field of law enforcement. Explorers attend meetings twice a month where they receive training in all aspects of law enforcement. We offer essential learning, with lots of fun-filled, hands on training which promotes growth and development in youth. The program builds confidence, enhances leadership skills, and gives Explorers the opportunity to serve their community.


  • You are between the ages of 14 and 21, and have completed the 8th grade
  • You are enrolled in high school or college and maintaining at least a 2.0 grade point average
  • You are of good moral character
  • You can commit eight hours of service per month after graduating from the Explorer Academy
  • You have no criminal convictions


  • Attend meetings
  • Participate in civic functions and community events
  • Participate in ride-alongs with police officers
  • Work with Daly City Police Department specialized units

Explorer Police CarOpportunities

  • Explorer Academy Training
  • Network with other Police Explorer Posts
  • Participation in local, state, and national competitions
  • Specified hands-on training

Benefits of Becoming an Explorer

Community Events

  • Car Shows
  • Fundraising
  • Safety Fairs
  • Traffic Control
  • Other community outreach activities


  • Communications
  • Criminal Law
  • Department Regulations
  • Fundamentals of Police Field Work
  • K-9
  • Patrol procedure
  • Physical Fitness
  • Report Writing


Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6 PM at the Daly City Police Department. Please call for an appointment or for further information, please Email Lt. Ignacio Reyes or call 650-991-8274.