Dallas Jr. Police Explorers

Mission Statement

The mission of the Junior Explorer program is to guide children to a better path for the future through leadership, teamwork and friendship. By assisting children to develop positive character traits, the Junior Explorer program will build a bridge between the Dallas Police Department and the youth in our communities. Developing the Junior Explorers’ physical and mental fitness will promote an active citizenship and enhance the child’s role and stake in the community.


The Dallas Police Department is committed to providing an opportunity for young people to have positive interaction with law enforcement. The Junior Explorer program offers a safe place to learn law enforcement techniques, leadership skills, value of community service and to help our youth avoid negative behaviors that would otherwise limit their future options.  



The Dallas Police Junior Explorer Program is designed to further the Junior Explorer’s education, encourage their participation in community service activities, and enhance their leadership roles as citizens as well as future law enforcement officers.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

(214) 671-4409 or (800) 527-2948




Both male and female youth are encouraged to join.  To join you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 9 and 13 (if 9, must be in the 4th grade)
  • Be enrolled in school and maintain a “C” average
  • Have parental permission
  • Have no serious police record
  • Be in good health
  • Maintain a neat appearance and manner in compliance with the policies of the program
  • Children must attend two consecutive meetings to receive registration forms (Jr. Explorer application and Boy Scouts of America application).


Junior Explorers will participate in many projects and activities.  Some of these are:



Grooming and Uniform requirements 

As a Junior Explorer of the City of Dallas Police Department, you are expected to maintain a proper uniform and personal grooming at all times, consisting of:

  • School uniform polo until you are issued your Junior Explorer shirt
  • School uniform khaki pants/shorts
  • Brown or black belt
  • Lace up tennis shoes
  • Short fingernails that are trimmed weekly
  • Hair should be free of “fad” hairstyles or designs; and
  • Hair will be pulled back and secured in a bun (both male and female) for those with long hair.

Other issued equipment

  • Junior Explorer string back pack
  • “Whip out book”
  • Binder or workbook
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Refillable water bottle (NO SODAS ALLOWED)

Manners and Etiquettes 

  • Be on time
  • Be prepared with your equipment
  • Be courteous and respectful to your parents, teachers, advisors, and peers
  • Saying “yes ma’m” and “no ma’m” or “yes sir” and “no sir”
  • Saying PLEASE and THANK YOU
  • Helping out your fellow peers should they need it
  • Not making fun of anyone for any reason – no put downs
  • Take responsibility for your own actions
  • When you make a mistake, own up to it
  • Apologize if you need to
  • Figure out a way to make it right
  • DO NOT make excuses or blame someone else
  • Accept your consequences for your action
  • Be fair to yourself and others
  • Play by the rules Don’t take advantage of others
  • Be open minded and listen to others
  • Don’t blame others carelessly
  • Be a positive influence to those around you
  • If someone is having a hard time, help them
  • Instead of putting someone down, bring them up