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
- Firearms Safety
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.