West Yorkshire Explorer – Calling all 16-18year olds!

 Capture Explorer

What is the Police Explorer Programme?

‘Explorers’ is an exciting programme designed for young people aged 16-18 years to investigate different aspects of policing, and at the same time support their communities through volunteering.  The programme is delivered over a 26 week period between January and July each year and Explorers will be required to attend weekly sessions, usually held on Wednesday evenings at their chosen location.

Where does it run?

The Explorer programme operates in 7 Police Station locations across the West Yorkshire districts of Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale, combining sessions where possible at the West Yorkshire Police Training & Development Centre, Carr Gate.

What does the Programme consist of?

The programme comprises of core sessions delivered by West Yorkshire Police from a wide range of departments including Roads Policing, Counter-Terrorism Unit, Family Liaison, Communications, CSI, Crime Prevention and Homicide and Major Enquiry Teams.

In addition, there are sessions chosen by each District Explorer Leader – this may include community volunteering, Custody visits, Public Order Training, weapons awareness or drugs awareness.  The Programme culminates in an Awards Evening, with trophies for the District Explorer of the Year and overall West Yorkshire Police Explorer of the Year.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be aged between 16-18 years old. You should be at least 16 years old or still be 18 when the programme starts at the end of January
  • Live in West Yorkshire
  • Be able to commit to one evening per week throughout the whole This is usually Wednesday evenings for 2 hours from 6-8pm or 7pm-9pm
  • Be enthusiastic about the Police Service and be interested in working in the community



The Explorer programme is expected to open for applications from September to 31st October. The programme to runs from the end of January to mid-July.

If you have any questions please email: bd.districtexplorers@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Further information is available via: http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/explorers


Recent Posts