MLPD & MCSO Explorer Post 7880

One way the Department connects with the community and other law enforcement agencies is through the Eastern Sierra Explorers, Post #7880. The Explorers participate in a volunteer capacity at special events in the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Because our Explorer Post is a multi-agency post, we can utilize our Explorers not only in the Town of Mammoth Lakes but also the greater Mono County area. The Explorer Program has been fundraising to buy a transport van. This enhancement would increase travel efficiency and participation to and from town events, as well as outside town events and programs. In addition to travel efficiency, a more modern representation of the Town of Mammoth Lakes and the Police Department would demonstrate the organization’s commitment to its reputation in the community and the safety of the Explorers and the Advisors who utilize this vehicle.  Teenagers in our community are often faced with many important decisions concerning their future; what career they will choose and how they will interact with society are questions that are constantly asked of them. They can turn in many different directions. Peer pressure and other influences may cause them to not always make the right decisions. The purpose of the Explorer Program is to provide the young men and women of our community an opportunity to explore their interests and aptitudes in the field of law enforcement through on-the-job exposure.  The Mono County Sheriff's and Mammoth Lakes Police Explorer Post #7880 is a non-profit organization that not only sets a teen on the right path of becoming a concerned law-abiding citizen, but also provides the chance to explore a possible career in law enforcement.

Interested in becoming an Explorer? Do you have or know a child who might be interested in Law Enforcement? Explorers meet weekly on Wednesday evenings and actively participate in police training including physical fitness, ride-alongs, court procedures and local events. The requirements to join are: 14 years of age or older, graduated the 8th grade, maintaining a 2.0 GPA, no felony or misdemeanor convictions and be willing to work hard. For questions about the Explorer Program, please contact Officer Hansen at 760-965-3703 or email: