Yakima Police Explorer Post 275…


Yakima Police Explorer Post 275 is a volunteer law enforcement training program for young adults. The program is sponsored by YPD and affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. It provides an opportunity for youth interested in law enforcement to gain firsthand knowledge of the career field by working side by side with Police Officers.

Explorers perform traffic control at city events, appear at community functions, provide security for local groups, compete against other explorers from across the state/nation, and other crime prevention activities.


  • Ages 15 1/2 – 21 years
  • Background check – Exemplary personal background
  • Oral interview
  • If student – provide most recent school transcript
  • Meet attendance and work performance standards
  • Weekly training meetings
  • One-week long state academy training per year (paid by the department)
  • Pass a polygraph test

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