The Police Explorer Program is designed to educate and involve youths interested in law enforcement. Applications are accepted year around.


Explorer Qualifications

  • High school students ages 14 through 16
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Good moral character
  • No history of serious school disciplinary action
  • No arrest record
  • Residency in the City of Coconut Creek is preferred

The applicant’s membership is active until their 19th birthday. A criminal history check, background check and drug screening will be performed.  All members can apply for the veteran explorer program which extends membership until their 21st birthday.

Other aspects of program

  • Develop leadership skills
  • Earn community service hours
  • Train in patrol tactics, investigative and arrest procedures
  • Participate in community events
  • Scenario based competitions against local and state level posts

For More Information Contact Any of the Explorer Program Advisors listed below:

Post Advisor

Officer Michael Zombek

Post Associate Advisor

Officer Anthony Mancuso

Post Associate Advisor

Officer David Houle

Post Associate Advisor

Officer Gavin Henry

Post Associate Advisor

Officer Edwin Almanzar

Post Associate / Civilian Advisor

Ralph Celentano

Meeting Times

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.


Contact Us

4800 West Copans Road
Coconut Creek, FL 33063
Police Department Main Number: 954-973-6700


To learn more view Police Explorer Promo Video.