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.

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.


  • Young adults who have graduated 8th grade and are ages 14 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.


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.