An application period for new Public Safety Officers will start April 24. Serving as a PSO is a rewarding career with great benefits and many opportunities to advance. Plus, KDPS will pay for your training! Connect with a recruiter to learn more.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Explorer Post is comprised of young adults from the age range of 14 to 21 who are interested in law enforcement, fire fighting, or other leadership style careers. The mission of the Explorer Program is to build self-confidence in our Explorers, while laying a foundation of ethics, respect, honesty, and integrity. A parallel goal is to provide a qualified and diverse pool of Kalamazoo Public Safety applicants.
Our goal is to recruit area youth and give them a foundation in public service to become future members of Kalamazoo Public Safety. Advisors and Explorers actively recruit at each event we attend. We visit several area schools and Public Safety youth academies.
The Post continues to recruit new members through our EFE program (Education for Employment) which is a high school academic program.
Some of the main eligibility requirements are as follows:
For additional Explorer meeting and requirements, contact Explorer advisers Aaron Jackson or Fidel Mireles.