Norman Police Explorer Program

Norman Police Explorer Post Patch

The Norman Police Explorer Program provides an educational training program for young adults on the purpose, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goal of the program is to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge youth to be responsible citizens of the their community and the nation. 

Norman Police Explorer Post #2009 recruits young men and women throughout the year to join the post. Any individual who meets our requirements and is in between 14 and 21 years of age is encouraged to apply. 

Questions regarding the Norman Police Explorer Program or application process can be sent via email to [email protected]

 

 

Norman Police Explorer Post

Norman Police Explorer Program Information

What comes with being an Explorer?

Members of the Norman Police Explorer Program gain training in:

  • Arrests and Searches
  • Bomb Threats 
  • Building Searchers
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Investigations 
  • Crisis Negotiations
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Domestic Crisis Intervention 
  • Felony Traffic Stops
  • Firearms
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Patrol Procedures

Explorers also have access to monthly ride-alongs with NPD Officers, as well as the opportunity to compete in competitions with Police Explorers from surrounding states. 

Apply to be a Norman Police Explorer

Norman Police Explorer Application

To apply to be a Norman Police Explorer, please complete the application and return it in-person or by mail to the Norman Police Department. 

Norman Police Department

c/o Norman Police Explorer Post #2009

201-B West Gray Street

Norman, OK 73069

All applications are reviewed to ensure that the applicant meets all criteria. A background check will also be conducted on all accepted applicants. 

Applicants who meet the necessary criteria and pass the background check will be required to complete a panel interview. 

Questions regarding the Norman Police Explorer Program or application process can be sent via email to [email protected]

 

Qualifications to Apply

To apply, one must meet the following qualifications:

  • 14-21 years of age
  • Be enrolled in at least the 7th grade and remain enrolled through the 12th grade
  • Have parental consent if under 18 years of age
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher 
  • No prior felony convictions as an adult, not any prior juvenile adjudications for which would be a felony
  • Be willing to participate in the various activities including two hours per month of direct service to the department
  • Understand and be willing to obey all Norman Explorer Post rules 
  • Be able to pass an interview board consisting of post advisors and ranking members of the Explorer Program

Norman Police Explorer Program Brochure

Download the Norman Police Explorer Program Brochure for additional information on the program.