Explorer Summer Academy (2017)
A cooperative venture between the Clark County Sheriff's Office and Learning for Life.

The Explorer Program is designed to give students ages 15½ to 21 an opportunity to observe the criminal justice system and assist them in making an informed career decision. Explorers provide non-enforcement assistance to the Sheriff's Office and serve their community through a wide variety of functions.

Learn more (PDF printable brochure).

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Application Criteria

Clark County Explorer Post 893 is open to both boys and girls. Any person who desires to participate as an Explorer must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 15½ and 21 years of age
  • Enrolled in or have graduated from high school
  • Minimum of 2.0 grade point average
  • No felony convictions
  • Misdemeanor convictions and involvement will be evaluated


  • Practical Career Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Service
  • Social Interaction
  • Fitness
  • Examine Opportunities in the criminal justice field
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  • Ride-alongs with Deputy Sheriffs
  • Police Tactics Training
  • Law Enforcement Competitions
  • Community Service Functions
  • Hikes
  • WLEEA Academy
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Our Partners

The success of our Explorer program is due, in part, to our partnership with several other organizations.

To find out more about them, click on the links below:

The Cascadia Tech Academy program.

The Vancouver PAL (Police Activities League) is our fiscal agent. Click here to make a difference with your tax exempt contribution.

Washington Law Enforcement Exploring Advisors (WLEEA) conducts an intensive, six day training academy for Explorers.


If you are interested in becoming a member of Explorer Post 893 please email DuWayne.Layton@clark.wa.gov.