The mission of the Jeffersontown Police Department Explorer Program is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to learn about law enforcement by using classroom presentations and practical exercises that focus on the latest crime prevention and crime control methods. The Explorer Program will emphasize character development, community involvement, and leadership. The Explorer Program will diligently serve the citizens of Jeffersontown and the Jeffersontown Police Department by active involvement in community initiatives and events. Explorers shall perform their duties with honesty, sound judgment, and respect for the rights of individuals.


  • Excellence in all we do
  • Integrity first
  • Service before self

What is Exploring? 

Exploring is learning for life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 and have completed the 8th grade or are 15 years old to 20 years old. 

Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, or citizenship is not criteria for participation. 


Exploring’s purpose is to provide experience to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning in interdependence in their personal relationships and communities. 

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Departments or agencies initiate an explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. 

Additional Information

For more information on the Explorer Program, please contact the Police Department by calling (502) 267-0503.