Register for 2024 Summer Academy

Washington Law Enforcement Explorers Academy

WLEEA operates an intensive week-long Explorer Academy twice a year. The Academy is a full-time training environment that mirrors the atmosphere at the real law enforcement Academy. Advisors and Instructors from all around Washington State come together to provide top-notch instruction and training.

During the week of training, Explorers experience aspects of police work firsthand. Classroom time and practical application of skills are combined to provide a challenging and fun week.

There are several ways to participate in the Academy.

Basic Academy

This academy covers many of the basic building blocks of law enforcement. Topics may include but are not limited to: History of Policing, Officer Presence, Fitness and Nutrition, Intro to Criminal Pro, Traffic Control, Use of Force, Ride-a-long Etiquette, Radio Procedures, etc.

Intermediate Academy

This academy is meant to build off the basic building blocks of law enforcement. Topics may include but are not limited to: ethics, building searches, traffic control, radio communication, traffic stops, criminal law, court procedures, basic interviewing, crime scene investigation, collision investigation, report writing, domestic violence, use of force, firearms safety, firing range, physical agility test, and mock scenes.

Advanced Academy

There are two tracks to the advanced academy: Person Crimes and Property Crimes, they will rotate based on year.

Person Crimes: In this week of training, topics may include but not be limited to: Homicide, Search Warrants, Search Warrant Execution, Surround and Call Out, Domestic Violence, Sex Assault, and Hostage Negotiation.

Property Crimes: In this week of training, topics may include but not be limited to: Organized Retail Theft, Property Crimes, Officer Down Rescue, Tactical Emergency Med, Narcotics, Auto Theft, Open Field Movements, and Vehicle Assault.