Tucson Police Explorer Post 180

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Explorers have a unique opportunity to serve their community by volunteering with the Tucson Police Department.

Minimum requirements

  • Be 14 to 20 years of age
  • Have a parent or guardian's permission if you're under 18
  • Commit to maintain a C average or better in school
  • Have a strong interest in learning about law enforcement and serving the community
  • Be dedicated and attend at least 50% of Explorer functions and meetings
  • Have no felony or serious misdemeanor arrests
  • Prior police contact is not disqualifying. Candidates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Additional requirements

You must complete a two-week summer academy to be eligible for the following:

  • Participate in ride-alongs with Tucson Police Officers
  • Travel to competitions in other states
  • Seek promotional opportunities within the post

Contact Us

Tucson Police Department
270 S. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Sgt. Armando Olivas (520) 954-6831
Program brochure(PDF, 3MB)

Our Advisors


Sgt. Armando Olivas
SALETC Basic Training Section
Sgt. Zachary Barghout
Office of Professional Standards
Sgt. Jason Dragon
Operations Division South
Det. Max Kim
Domestic Violence Unit
Det. Beau Wilson
Child Physical Abuse Unit
Ofc. Marena Bedoya
Operations Division East
Ofc. Marisa Flores
Operations Division South
Ofc. Travis Holt
Operations Division South
Ofc. Heather Mah
SALETC Advanced Training Section
Ofc. Elizabeth Murphy
Operations Division South
Explorers Captain Vivian Portillo

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Emergency: 911

Non-emergency: 520-791-4444

88-CRIME (website)

88-CRIME (520-882-7463)

Human Resources/Recruiting

520-791-COPS (2677) (2677)