Police Explorers Academy

Explorers Logo.JPG

The Helena Police Department Explorers Academy is a program for high school aged students who are interested in being a Law Enforcement Officer. Explorers will learn some of the operations, procedures, and duties involved with being a Law Enforcement Officer.


  • 14 - 19 years old and currently enrolled in school or home schooled.
  • The Explorers Academy expects commitment from each student, so attendance is strongly encouraged.
  • Have means of transportation to and from each training.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.0.


Applications are available at your school counselors' office and can be turned into your school resource officer or school counselor. Applications can also be found here: HPD Explorers Academy Application(PDF, 110KB).


Explorers will meet each Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:00PM for 8 weeks and have a graduation ceremony on week 8. Most classes will be held at the Law and Justice Center (406 Fuller Ave). Some classes will have off-site training locations. Students are required to have a mode of transportation, including car-pooling to off-site training locations.

Explorers 2024 Flyer