Law Enforcement Explorers

Our Mission

The mission of the Provo City Police Department Explorer Post 1974 is to provide a strong Community Based Policing program for the youth of Provo City and Utah County. This is to be accomplished by providing youth the opportunity to interact with Provo Police Officers, to participate in law enforcement training, leadership training, personal fitness, community service along with social and outdoor recreational activities

Explorer Program POST 1974 Goals & Objective

The Law Enforcement Explorer program is designed to train and educate youth for real police operations and responsibilities. The intent is to educate those youth, who may be interested in a Law Enforcement career.

Explorers will learn of law enforcement functions, through hands-on training at various locations including classroom settings. Explorers will train to become efficient at problem-solving in the following categories.

Disturbance, Domestic Disturbance, Hostage Negotiation, Vehicle Search, Crime Scene, Traffic Stop, Burglary In Progress, Bus Assault, High-Risk Stop, Active Shooter, Hostage Rescue, Officer Down, Obstacle Course, Suspicious Person, Critical Incident, DUI Stop, SIMULATOR and more.

The Explorer program requires commitment yet can have an incredible impact. In addition, Explorers will learn leadership, hard work and discipline skills to help become a productive member of society.

Participation Requirements

to participate, you must:
  • Be between the ages of 14 to 21.
  • Have parental approval if under 18 years of age.
  • Maintain a 2.0 G.P.A.
  • Be healthy and in decent physical condition.
  • Good moral & ethics.
  • Have a valid Driver’s License by 18 years of age.
  • No convictions of serious crimes with Schools, City or State.
  • Live in Utah County.
  • Pass a background check.

Contact Info:

Provo City Explorer Advisor
Officer Jason Crowther

Police Explorers Facebook page

Download flier

How to apply:

To apply for the explorers program, download the pdf below. Once you fill out the application in full, please provide it to Officer Crowther at the Provo city police depatment, or Email it to

Youth Application

Adult Application

Training Times:

Training will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 4:00 – 6:00 pm
During the summer months of June, July & August we will have training every Wednesday of the month. 

Training location:

Provo City Police Department
at City Center Building (East Side)
48 S 300 W
Provo, UT 84601
Unless told otherwise

Explorer Competition

The Explorers train for an annual Explorer Competition. At this event the Explorers may be graded and tested in the following categories.

  • Disturbance, 
  • Domestic Disturbance,
  • Hostage Negotiation,
  • Vehicle Search,
  • Crime Scene, 
  • Traffic Stop, 
  • Burglary In Progress, 
  • Bus Assault, 
  • High-Risk Stop, 
  • Active Shooter, 
  • Hostage Rescue, 
  • Officer Down, 
  • Obstacle Course, 
  • Suspicious Person, 
  • Critical Incident, 
  • DUI Stop, 
  • and more.

Some years Provo City Police Department will host its own Explorer Competition. Other years a select few will travel to nearby states and compete againts other Explorer POST.


Explorers will participate in four to six service projects each year. The services Explorers provide varies; simple as helping a citizen with a project, or assisting the Provo Police Department with traffic control at parades and marathons, to helping local business with large events.

Many of these service projects generate donations to the Explorer program. This allows the Explorers to have funds to cover enrollment cost, uniform cost, and general Explorer activities. 

Explorer Uniform and Fees

The Explorer application fee and uniform cost will be covered by the Provo Police Departmen. The applicaitoin is required for insurance purposes and is processed through the BSA.

The Explorers will be issued a class A uniform and a class B uniflorm. The class A unform consists of pant, Shirt, belt, badge, name tag and USA flag pin. The Class B uniform consists of a T-shirt, Hoodie and hat. Explorers will be required to wear the Class B uniform when involoved in a ride-along.

The Uniforms will be returned after the Explorer's tenure is completed or if dismissed. Uniforms and equipment will be maintained in a clean and serviceable condition. Explorers may wear the following equipment on their belts; Flashlight, Radio, Utility pouch with first aid supplies/CPR mask,  cell phone, Gloves, Multi-function tool and Whistle.