Calling all Law Enforcement Exploring Alumni

Guest Blogger: Bob Tompkins, Chair, National Law Enforcement Exploring Alumni Association

Former Law Enforcement Explorers often go on to have distinguished police careers, many rising to command and executive level positions within their agencies. Are you one of them? If so, the National Law Enforcement Exploring Alumni Association would like to hear from you!


The newly formed alumni association is working hard to connect former Explorers with each other and with current and future Explorers. By collecting and cataloging alumni success stories, the group hopes to inspire a new generation of Explorers. The IACP is helping share these stories – like this one from Major Karen “K.C.” Carr – by posting them to the association’s nationwide police recruitment website, under the Real People, Real Stories section.

Law Enforcement Exploring, for more than 55 years, has helped over 3 million young adults, ages 14 – 21, make more informed decisions about future careers. Today’s youth are still looking for hands-on, real world career experiences from subject matter experts. If you are a former Explorer, reconnect, share your memories, and help a new generation of Explorers with their career decisions.

The IACP has a long-standing relationship with Law Enforcement Exploring. IACP Past President Richard Clement (1975-1976) of Toms River, NJ, served as the first National Chairman for Law Enforcement Exploring in 1976. Since that time the Association has held a seat on the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee and been actively involved in the planning and execution of Exploring’s biannual conference.

Join the National Law Enforcement Exploring Alumni Association and share your story with the Alumni Association Chair, Bob Tompkins at

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