The Saratoga Springs Police Department (SSPD) is proud to offer a program for the youth of the city. The Utah National Parks Council, of the Boy Scouts of America, charters the Police Explorer Post for the City's Police Department.

The Explorer Post is designed for youth between the ages of 14 to 19, and who attend Vista Hieghs Middle School or Westlake High School. The purpose of the organization is to provide a positive experience and exposure to youth who may be interested in the field of Law Enforcement.

Activities & Training Through the Program

Explorers can expect to become involved in various activities, including training relative to Law Enforcement (tactical training, firearms orientation, emergency vehicle operations, criminal law and procedure, traffic control, radio procedure, and ride-a-longs). Explorers may also assist Patrol Officers with various duties, such as: property checks, and traffic control. They will became a viable part of the SSPD Organization.

Joining the Explorer Scout Program

Students who are interested in joining the Post are required to maintain 2.0 GPA, attend at least one meeting per month, be willing to assist in purchasing their equipment, and be of good moral character. Prospective applicants will be subjected to a background check prior to their appointment as a Saratoga Springs Police Explorer.


Meetings are planned for the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Saratoga Springs Police Department. If you have more questions, click here: Email