Police Department

Police Explorers

Law enforcement is often a calling that people feel at a young age and should be carefully considered. Police Explorers is a program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement. The Police Explorers meet as a group nearly every Sunday in the evenings from 6 – 8:30 p.m., from September to April. At the end of our season in April, Duluth Police Explorers compete in a statewide competition in Rochester, MN against other Explorer Posts at a 3-day conference.

Goals of the Duluth Explorer program are to:

  • Help young adults gain practical knowledge and experience in the career of Law Enforcement.
  • Engage in program activities to encourage personal development.
  • Experience positive leadership from adult and youth leaders and be given opportunities to take on leadership roles.
  • Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive and caring environment.
  • Learn about police protocol, procedures, and tactics.


  • Young adults who have graduated 8th grade and are ages 15 through 21
  • Complete a written application
  • Participate in an interview with an interviewing committee
  • Pass a background investigation

To begin exploring, download the application here.

Contact Info: Officer Bob Leclaire: rleclaire@duluthmn.gov


History Photo (1)

Duluth Police Explorer Post #244 was given the number 244 to honor fallen officer Gary Wilson who paid the ultimate sacrifice on April 10, 1990. Gary Wilson proudly held badge #244 when he was killed in the line of duty.