Explorer Post 1041

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Interested in a Career in Law Enforcement?


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Leesburg Police Department’s Explorer Post #1041 welcomes young adults who have an interest in learning police practices and sciences to assist them in a future career in law enforcement or similar field.  The Explorer Post meets twice a month on the first and third Wednesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.   Members will attend special events and community activities.

Areas of instruction include, but are not limited to:

  • Criminal Investigations
  • Court Room Testimony
  • Crime Scene Processing
  • Patrol Functions
  • Police Technologies
  • Crash Investigations
  • Volunteering through Community Events

Explorer members are expected to be responsible and dedicated to the Leesburg Police Department and the community.

Membership Requirements:

  • Membership is open to any individual between the ages of 14 and 21 and are enrolled in a high school, a college or any other school program;
  • All Post members must maintain a 2.0 academic grade point average;
  • Must have no felony convictions and not be currently on probation or parole;
  • Be of good moral character, in good health, and emotionally stable;
  • Have an interest in learning about law enforcement and in serving the community;
  • Be able to pass a thorough applicant screening program;
  • Be willing to make the required commitments.

No prospective member shall be disqualified because of race, color, creed, or sex. All members must be registered as Explorers and agree to the code and by-laws.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When are the meetings? Generally two Thursdays a month at the Leesburg Airport but subject to change depending on the training topic
  • What equipment will I be required to purchase? BDU (5.11) Style pants and boots. All other gear is provided.
  • Is this a paid position? No, all Explorer training and event time is volunteered.

Applications for membership can be downloaded at the following link: Explorer Post 1041 Application

Please contact Master Police Officer Travis Lotz or Master Police Officer Matt Bennett at 703-771-4500 for further information on this program.