The Central Marin Police Explorer Program is designed to give teenagers and young adults exposure to the field of law enforcement. The Central Marin Police Explorer Program is open to 14-21 year olds who live in Marin County.  Explorers receive training, participate in ride-alongs with on-duty officers, and assist in community service efforts (traffic control, security, inside work experience, etc.). Explorers participate in physical fitness training and build lifelong skills such as teamwork, responsibility, and leadership.

The Central Marin Police Authority has a long tradition of Explorers who have ultimately advanced within the law enforcement field. Others who may choose a different path, take with them the knowledge and background of law enforcement and invaluable life skills.

The Central Marin Police Authority strives to provide the highest quality of police services to Corte Madera, Larkspur, and San Anselmo.  “Service to OUR communities” is the Central Marin Police Authority’s motto. From our command staff to our non-sworn employees, the Central Marin Police believes in integrity, service, quality of life, pride, and leadership in all our efforts. The Police Authority is also committed to providing a higher level of service by promoting volunteerism.


1.     Be between 14-21 years old and attending high school or college.

2.     Be willing to volunteer 16 hours a month.

3.     Attend bi-weekly Explorer meetings.

4.     Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

5.     Demonstrate a good level of maturity. A record of criminal violations may be grounds for dismissal from the program.

If you would like to become a Police Explorer, click on the applications below:

Explorer Application

Central Marin Police Application