Rockford Police Explorer Program

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Have you ever thought about Law Enforcement as a career? The Rockford Police Department is starting an Explorer Program which focuses on just that. The Explorer Program highlights Law Enforcement training, team-building activities, physical training, professional development, community service, crime and drug prevention training, etc. The program is open to students’ age 14-20 years old.

Priority goes to qualified students that live in Rockford or are students of a Rockford school, but all are encouraged to apply. The program will begin January 2013, with meetings the second Tuesday of every month throughout the year. After acceptance to the program there is a $30.00 annual, non-refundable fee.


  • 14-20 years old.

  • Must be willing to go through the interview process, including but not limited to a background check.

  • Must be a student and have at least a 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or a “C” equivalent, at the time of application. GPA must be maintained at 2.0 or above in order to remain in the program.

    Applications are available through School Resource Officers (Rockford Schools), at The Public Safety Building, 420 W. State Street, Rockford, Illinois, or online at

    For more information please contact Investigator Matthew Krantz at (815) 494-0655. Applications are due Friday November 30, 2012. Please turn in applications to School Resource Officers, or mail or hand deliver to 420 W. State Street, Rockford, IL 61101.

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