Sanford Police Explorers

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“Volunteers are a gift to the community and a very welcome addition to the Sanford Police Department.”

Explorer Program

The intent of the Explorer Program is to educate and involve youth in police operations, and to interest them in law enforcement functions, whether they enter police work or not. Through involvement, the Explorer program establishes an awareness of the complexities of police service. The Explorer program provides experiences to help young people mature and to become responsible and caring adults. These young adults learn ethical decision making through positive social interaction, leadership development, hands-on experience, problem solving skills, and service to the community.

Explorer members are given an opportunity to see firsthand the efforts of police officers. The law enforcement community can invest in its own future through relationships with fit and capable young adults.

There is a $15 program fee.


  • Between 14 and 20 years old
  • Must maintain a GPA 2.0
  • Have parental permission
  • Pass a criminal background check
    • Not have been convicted of any crime for the exception of a minor traffic violation
  • Be of good moral character

If you would like more information, please contact Officer Bree Bradshaw - 407-840-9634 or

Officer Tim Corey - 407-988-6256.

Explorer Academy 2014

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