Palmdale Sheriff’s Station is  now accepting applications for the local Los Angeles Sheriff Department Explorer Academy, which is scheduled to begin Saturday, March 5. The Explorer Academy will be co-run with Lancaster deputies and held at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station for 18 consecutive Saturdays. 

The training exposes recruits to the world of law enforcement and provides tools to enhance their self-confidence and self-discipline. Recruits are encouraged to set and meet personal goal.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Ages 14-20.

• Grade point average 2.0 or higher.

• Strong integrity and character.

• Must pass drug screening.

• Must submit to a background screening.

Applications must be submitted by Feb. 17. They can be completed at the Palmdale Sheriff Station’s front lobby, located at 750 East Avenue Q, or requested by email at dibanez@lasd.org.

After submitting an application, an advisor will contact the applicant to schedule an oral interview and begin the selection process. Interview dates will be announced at a later time. Upon graduation, Explorers will begin their permanent  post at Palmdale Station.

For more information, contact Deputy Ibanez at (661) 272-2604 or email at dibanez@lasd.org.

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