On Saturday, July 7, 2018, Austin Police Explorers will be graduating from the Central Texas Explorer Academy that was hosted by the Austin Police Department (APD.) Assistant Chief McIlvain with the Austin Police Department, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody, Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, Chief Byron Frankland with Hutto Police Department, as well as other executive staff will be in attendance at the graduation.
Forty-two explorers from eight different agencies are expected to graduate during a ceremony at the Omni Southpark Hotel on Saturday at 2 p.m. Explorers completed 128 hours of law enforcement training. This training included physical fitness, nutrition, DWI investigations, traffic stops, rappelling, handcuffing, search/frisking, Family Violence investigations, penal code and many other misc. categories.
Participating agencies include:
Travis County SO
Hays County SO
Williamson County SO
Travis County Constables Pct. 2
Cedar Park P.D.
The Explorer program is intended to show youth ages 14-21 the many career opportunities available in law enforcement. Youth in this program attend a four-week long academy, participating in various law enforcement and physical fitness training classes, as well as confidence-building, leadership skills and teamwork exercises.
Police Explorer Graduation Saturday, July 7, 2018 2 p.m. Explorer Graduation Commencement Omni Southpark Hotel 4140 Governors Row