Explorers are required to donate at least 10 hours a month which
include weekly trainings. The trainings cover a wide variety of topics including
ethics, physical fitness, tactics and legal issues dealing with various
different types of law enforcement activities. Most of the trainings include
lecture and plenty of "hands on," role-playing scenarios.
Chico Police Department Explorer Post is a youth organization for young people
between the ages of 14 and 20 who are interested in a career in Law Enforcement.
The program is designed to expose youth to all aspects of Law Enforcement and to
aid them in making future career decisions. The program also instills
confidence, discipline, self respect, respect for others and the importance