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
TucsonPDExplorers@tucsonaz.gov
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
SALETC

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Contact Us

Emergency: 911

Non-emergency: 520-791-4444

88-CRIME (website)

88-CRIME (520-882-7463)
520-882-7463

Human Resources/Recruiting

520-791-COPS (2677) (2677)
recruit1@tucsonaz.gov