The Police Explorer program was founded at the Prue road substation in March of 1996. Our post serves under the post number of #761 in honor of fallen S.A.P.D. Officer Michael McInnis Jr. The Post is in its 16th year in San Antonio and currently has 30 members actively participating, 3 sworn advisers, and 2 civilian advisors. Through its tenure, the post has earned several overall titles in city, state, and national competitions and constantly strives to be the best. Our training focus tends to lean toward tactics and officer safety.
We meet every Tuesday night from 6:00-9:00 pm. Roll call begins promptly at 6 pm followed by announcements and classroom instruction. After that, we start our hands-on scenarios which relate to our topic for the week. At 8:30 pm we change into workout clothes and jump into our Crossfit PT for the rest of the evening.
In order to gain entry into our post, a candidate must show up for 3 consecutive weeks to be considered for admission. On the 3rd week, you will receive an application for the post. Upon arrival on your 4th week, the Explorer Command Staff and police advisors will review your application and you will be interviewed. If you are successful in your interview, you will be put through the S.A.P.D. entrance PT exam. If you pass both the interview and PT test and are deemed suitable for the post, you will be accepted as a rookie patrolman. You must complete a 3 month probationary period before you are eligible to go on a patrol officer ride along.
We strive to be the best in the city and in the state. If you think you have what it takes to be in the ranks of Post 761, come check us out and show us what you have to offer.
The posts current Chief Advisor is Officer Pedro Mendez from the Prue Rd. SAFFE Unit.
You may contact him by email or by calling