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The next Louisville Metro Police Explorer Program meeting will be on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the Louisville Metro Police Department Training Academy located at 2911 Taylor Boulevard. If you have any questions please contact us by telephone: (502)574-2027 or email.

For more information regarding the Explorer Program, please click the below link:

Explorer Brochure



The Eleventh Annual Kentucky Law Enforcement Explorer Academy (KLEEA) will be held next summer, Sunday, June 11th through Saturday, June 17th on the campus of Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

The academy's goal is to give law enforcement explorers an introduction of how a law enforcement training academy operates as well as teaching them basic law enforcement skills that would help give them an insight into making a career decision. The academy will be attended by youth from all over the Commonwealth as well as surrounding states between the ages of 14 - 21.

Participants will go through a week-long program where they will receive a first hand - behind the scenes look at law enforcement. They will experience what is involved in being a law enforcement officer through classroom presentations, simulations and hands-on scenarios. The seven day academy will introduce first and second year explorers to topics such as: Bomb Threat Response, Crime Scene Search, Crisis Negotiation, NRA Basic Pistol Course, Officer Down Emergency First Aid, Traffic Accident Investigation, driving simulator, daily physical training, Defensive Tactics, drill and ceremony, firearms simulator, and familiarization with the Kentucky Peace Officers Professional Standards (POPS) physical training test. An advanced academy for third year and senior explorers will expose them to topics such as: Advanced Defensive Tactics, Criminal Investigations, Drug and Gang Awareness/Identification, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Interview & Interrogation, NRA Basic Shotgun Course, Surveillance and Warrants.

Click the below link for more information about the academy:

KLEEA Brochure

You must be currently registered as a law enforcement explorer with an insured and registered Learning for Life law enforcement exploring program.

We are thrilled about the success we have had the last ten years and look forward to another exciting year. Registration is limited and will fill up quickly so please do not delay. Please feel free to forward and pass this information onto your law enforcement explorer program contacts. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

For questions or more information, please contact us by email or telephone (502)574-6959.



Seven Louisville Metro Police Explorers attended the 2016 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona at Northern Arizona University from Monday, July 11, 2016 through Saturday, July 16, 2016.

This year's conference was attended by over 3,000 law enforcement explorers from over 120 law enforcement agencies. The explorer programs form competition teams consisting of two to four explorers and compete against each other in scenario based law enforcement competitions. The competitions the explorers compete in are randomly selected from 12 different categories. The competition teams are not made aware of which category they will be competing in until just prior to the competition. There are 96 teams randomly selected to compete in each of the 12 competition categories. One of the LMPD Explorer Program competition teams was selected to compete in the Burglary in Progress competition category, in which they placed first. This means the LMPD Explorer Program defeated 95 other competition teams from across the United States to obtain first place in the Burglary in Progress category.

The explorers that attended the conference also attended law enforcement seminars, a law enforcement career fair and live law enforcement skill demonstrations.

The members of the LMPD Explorer Program raised most of the funding to attend this conference. The remainder of the funding was obtained from Mr. Junior Bridgeman via the Louisville Metro Police Foundation.

The award winning team consisted of the following explorers:

Ethan Daum
Nicolas Hughes
Branden True
Ethan Mull

On Thursday, August 25th, the award winning explorer competition team was recognized by the Louisville Metro Council. The explorers were recognized by Councilman Brent Ackerson, Councilman Stuart Benson, Councilwoman Vickie Welch and Councilwoman Mary Woolridge. Special thanks to Councilwoman Welch for organizing this recognition.



The Louisville Metro Police Explorer Program hosted the Tenth Annual Kentucky Law Enforcement Explorer Academy from Sunday, June 12, 2016 through Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Sixty two law enforcement explorers from the following agencies attended: Bardstown Police, Bowling Green Police, Cincinnati, Ohio Police, Danville, Virginia Police, Independence, Kentucky Police, Jackson, Tennessee Police, Jefferson City, Missouri Police, Jeffersontown, Kentucky Police, Louisville Metro Police, Mansfield, Ohio Police, Owensboro Police, Rockport, Illinois Police, Rolla, Missouri Police and the United States Customs and Border Protection at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

The academy consisted of the following presentations and training: Active Shooter Response, Basic Patrol Tactics, Bicycle Operations Course, Burglary In Progress Response, Civil Disturbance Operations, Defensive Tactics, Drill and Ceremony, Firearms Safety, Vehicle Operations Course, Warrant Execution and Physical Training. The Kentucky League of Cities provided their firearms simulator that was used throughout the week for training.

This event was largely made possible by a generous $10,000 grant from the United Parcel Service Foundation. Contributions were also received from the Louisville Metro Police Foundation, River City F.O.P. Associate Lodge, the Louisville Metro Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and the Major Ed Mercer Scholarship Fund. Additionally, the explorers thank Chief Conrad, the Chief's Staff and the Division Commanders for their support.



The Explorer Program provided 4,830 hours of volunteer service to the community and the department in 2016. Our members are grateful and proud of the opportunity that they have been given to contribute and serve the community while learning in great detail about law enforcement and the Louisville Metro Police Department.

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