The La Porte Police Department currently has a Police Explorers Program available for youth ages 14 to 20. The primary mission of the explorer program is to educate teens who are interested in pursuing law enforcement as a career.
The Department’s Support Services Police Area Representatives sponsor the group and provide training in a vast array of topics including:
The History of Policing
Crime Scene Investigation
Traffic Enforcement Procedures
S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) Activities
Criminal Investigation Techniques
Following completion of their initial training, explorers may also participate in the Patrol Ride-Along Program upon obtaining permission from their legal guardians.
Officer Roger Gonzalez is the “Explorer” Coordinator. The Police Department encourages interested youth to contact Officer Gonzalez at 281-842-3183 for more information regarding enrollment into the Explorer Program.