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CPD Explorers Program

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The Explorer Program is an official program of the Chattanooga Police Department, designed by the Boy Scouts of America to expose young men and women (ages 13-21) to the vast career choices available in law enforcement today. Many of our alumni have continued their career path to successfully achieve positions in local, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the country.

Explorers learn in both classroom and field environments, including actual "hands-on" field experience. Weekly meeting presentations include training on Police duties, self-defense, and investigations. Explorers also participate in ride-alongs and attend Explorer competitions every year.

We invite you to further review the exciting challenges of Exploring with the Chattanooga Police Department and welcome your interest and involvement. Please join our team today.  

To apply, download and complete the CPD Explorers Application and deliver or mail it to the Chattanooga Police Department at 3410 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406.

 For more information, contact:

Lt. Kevin Akins


Chief Jerome Halbert


Investigator Ryan Lynn




Explorer Post Advisor

Investigator Ryan Lynn

Police Advisors

Officer Tristan Prince

Officer John Stadnik


Civilian Advisors

Corey Jefferson

Rodney Kelly

Wayne Jefferson

Photo by Mike Williams