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Exploring Law Enforcement

KCPD Explorer Post 8600 is open to youth ages 14-20 interested in careers in Law Enforcement. Working alongside veteran police officers, our youth Explorers meet twice a month with hands-on activities like field trips, special guests, behind-the-scenes tours, and basic training in police tactics.

Explorers also have the opportunity to assist KCPD officers in the field with crowd control duties at events like the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Plaza Art Fair, Plaza Lighting, and more.  

Come to the Wed., Sept. 11, Exploring Law Enforcement meeting to learn more. It begins at 6:30 p.m. at our South Patrol Division, 9701 Marion Park Dr.

Just text EXPLOREKC to 41444 to RSVP. You must be a Kansas City, Missouri resident.  Cost is $44.

Future meetings topics may include:

  • Canine Unit
  • Crime Lab
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
  • Patrol Car Ride-Along
  • Shooting Range
  • Tactical Response Team
  • Airport Operations
  • DEA Mobile Unit
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Drones
  • DUI Enforcement
  • Fingerprinting
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Helicopters
  • Interrogations
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Water Patrol & Boating Safety