Youth Explorers





The New York City Department of Correction’s (NYCDOC) Youth Explorer program is an exciting opportunity for young people to learn firsthand about the rewards and challenges of a career in public safety.

Explorers take part in specialized law enforcement training and demonstrations with Correction Officers in Emergency Services, K-9 Unit, Fire Safety, Health and Wellness and much more. Explorers also have the opportunity to learn about correction law, conflict resolution, stress management, career readiness, discipline, ethics and life skills in a fun and supportive environment. Our Correction Officers serve as mentors and instructors, giving Explorers the benefit of their experience in these areas.

NYCDOC’s Explorer program is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America’s Law Enforcement Exploring and compete annually at local, state and national competitions. We welcome the youth of our community to join our Explorer program, participate in what is a truly unique learning experience, and have a chance to serve the people of New York City.



To be a New York City Department of Correction Youth Explorer you must:
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   Be a high school student, between the ages of 14 and 17 years old
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Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or a 70% average, with regular attendance

Benefits:
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Build lifelong friendships and a career network for your future
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Develop professional skills and enhance your self-confidence
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Explore various components of our agency, such as our Academy, Emergency Services Unit, and K-9 Unit
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Learn about our daily operations and tour our facilities
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Participate in local, state and national Explorer competitions
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Gain leadership experience and learn more about CEEDS, our Correction Cadet program

Youth Explorers Application