CSPD Cadet Explorers - Post 116 

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Interested In Joining Our Program?

Apply to become a Cadet

We would like to apologize that our application link is under construction at this time. If you are interested in our program please send an email to [email protected] with your FULL NAME, EMAIL, AND PHONE NUMBER so we can add you to our list of interested applicants. Once the application is available we will reach out to you with a copy of the application so you may apply.  Once again we apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you!

Criteria for getting accepted into the Cadet/Explorer Program:

- Must be between the ages of 14½ and 20 to apply.
- Must have and maintain a "C" Average (2.0 GPA) or better in school.
- Must be able to attend all 11 training sessions.
- Must maintain a 70% or higher GPA through the Explorer Academy.
- Must join our Learning for Life Explorer Post prior to graduation.
- Must have parent's permission to participate in all post functions.
- Must attend monthly meetings, and participate in a minimum of 7 hours of community service events per month which are scheduled by the post.

- Complete a Boy Scouts of America youth application and pay the yearly dues. ($24)

Submit your completed application to:

CSPD Community Relations Unit

705 S. Nevada Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

After your application is received you will be contacted by a member of the Cadet Recruitment Team.

You must also:

- Pass a background investigation.
- Complete and pass a mental evaluation.

- Complete and pass a criminal history check.
- Complete and pass an oral board interview.

- Complete a liability waiver form.


The CSPD Explorer Training Academy varies in length, but typically meets from 5:30 pm to around 8:30 pm on weekdays and weekends (typically Tuesdays, some Wednesdays, and a few Saturdays) - But the exact days vary from class to class. The cadet academy is usually held twice per year - But applications are accepted year-round and accepted applicants are allowed to participate in meetings and certain post functions.