What is Explorer Post #466?
The Explorer Post #466 is a volunteer group of the Palm Springs Police Department. It is a non-profit organization and is a charter member of the Boy Scouts of America.
Candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 20 years old, and must currently be enrolled in school with a minimum of a "C" grade point average, or be a high school graduate. Applicants must successfully pass a Police Department background investigation. Any incident which could prevent an applicant from eventually being accepted as a police officer will disqualify him or her. Applicants must meet minimum physical fitness requirements.
To help instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices during their lifetimes to aid the in achieving their full potential. Explorers gain practical experience in the career of law enforcement. They engage in activities centered on six experience areas (leadership, service, social, fitness, outdoor, and career) to encourage the development of the whole person.
What Do Explorers Do?
Explorers receive training in many areas of Law Enforcement including: patrol duties, investigation, traffic control, evidence collection, radio operation, report writing, arrest and control techniques, jail operations, fingerprinting, and more.
Explorers earn the privilege to go on ride-alongs. They also get the opportunity to go to events including: Exploring competitions, training academies, and joint Explorer outings. Explorers work in various departments at the police station answering phones, filing, fingerprinting, and special projects.
Palm Springs Police Explorer Post #466
P.O. Box 1830
Palm Springs, CA 92263-1830
Officer Matt Olson, Advisor
(760) 778-8440 ext.: 6505
Officer Leo Gonzalez, Advisor
(760) 778-8440 ext.: 6537
Officer Jennifer Calleros, Advisor
(760) 778-8440 ext.: 6534
Officer David Etchason, Advisor
(760) 778-8440 ext.: 6503
Officer Kristen Sandoval, Advisor
(760) 778-8440 ext.: 6565
Sergeant Nicholas Andre, Advisor
(760) 778-8440 ext.: 6307
Lieutenant Frank Browning, Coordinator