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The Police Explorer Post is supervised and run through The Charlottesville Police Department, and is chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. The program educates the young men and women who may be interested in a career in Law Enforcement.


  • Ages 14 through 20 years
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point (C) average in school
  • Open to City of Charlottesville residents and surrounding counties
  • Should be interested in a career in law enforcement
  • Must follow all rules and regulations set forth by the Explorer Post
  • Must attend three consecutive post meetings
  • No criminal background 


  • Traffic Details and Security Operations at the following events:
    • Dogwood Parade
    • Barracks Road Christmas Parade
  • McGruff the Crime Dog
  • Ride-along Program
  • Post Meetings Biweekly
  • Prepare for and attend Explorer competitions

If you or a friend are interested in joining the Charlottesville Police Explorers or would just like more information call Officer Hockman at (434) 531-8319.