Police Explorers

The Dalton Police Department’s Law Enforcement Explorer Program allows young men and women to gain training and experience in the law enforcement field.  The program is designed for students between ages 14 and 20 and includes both classroom instruction and physical training.  The program also provides opportunities for community involvement and development. Program activities center around law enforcement training, organized recreational activities and competitive events. Officer David Saylors currently oversees the program.

To be eligible for the program, an applicant:

  • Must be between 14 (in 9th grade) and 20 years old.
  • Must maintain at least a “C” average in every class, and must remain enrolled in school until graduation or earn a GED
  • Must attend regularly scheduled meetings, including physical training.

The Law Enforcement Explorer program is part of the Boy Scouts of America’s Learning For Life program.

Applications for new DPD Explorers are taken once a year, typically in January and the program begins meeting in March every year.

To apply to become a Dalton Police Explorer, click here to download a .pdf copy of the application. Fill out the application and send it to:

Officer David Saylors
Dalton Police Department
301 Jones Street
Dalton, GA 30720