Explorers is a young adult program for high school students. The intent of the Police Explorer Program is to educate and involve youth in police operations and to interest them in law enforcement functions. Through youth involvement they become aware of the many facets of the law enforcement career field. The program also aids them in becoming aware of the community around them and how to be involved as citizens in their neighborhood.
The focus of the Gainesville Police Explorer Post is the development and training of the youth in leadership, discipline, life management, community service, education, communications, and much more. Their participation in the program is voluntary. The members meet twice a week to discuss future events and to train on a variety of topics.