La Crosse Police Explorer Post #3201

The La Crosse Police Explorer Post provides high school students with the opportunity for hands-on career exploration and real life experiences in the field of their choice - law enforcement. Police Explorers attend bi-weekly meetings and gain practical experience in patrol procedures, first aid, Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT), report writing, crime prevention techniques, and much more. The La Crosse Post is part of the nationwide Exploring Program.

For our inaugural year, the 2016-17 school year, we had 13 high school students become members of the La Crosse Police Explorer Post #3201. These students had to complete a detailed application and interview with members of the Explorer Post Board in order to be accepted as a member. They represent all three area high schools - Central, Logan, and Aquinas - and range from freshman to senior.

Besides the bi-weekly training, Explorers have the opportunity to attend the Wisconsin Police Explorer Academy or the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Conference. They may also enter into competitions where the Explorers demonstrate their ability to apply the skills they've learned in practical scenarios.

The launch of the La Crosse Police Explorer Post #3201 was a coordinated effort by the La Crosse Police Department, Learning for Life, and La Crosse Gateway Area Exploring, as well as area high school administration. Uniforms and equipment were provided by generous business and community donations.

Post #3201 is led by advisors Sergeant Jon Wenger, Investigators Tony DeLap and Andy Rosenow, and Officer Kurt Weaver, Cody Plenge, and Steve Curns. We'd like to congratulate the original members of Explorer Post #3201 for their commitment to Exploring, the La Crosse Police Department, and our greater community!

Back Row (L to R): Detective Sergeant Jon Wenger, Jacob Ghelfi, Michael Abraham, Nick Friedl, Will Allen, Ian Brown,
Taylor Rakes, Danny Skifton, and Officer Steve Curns.

Front Row (L to R): Tiffany Winchester, Katerina Gerke, Michael Rice, Mia Burk, and Racelynn Tolomei

Want to be a Police Explorer?

We are currently accepting applications through October 1, 2017!  NEW this year - we are accepting applications from all area high school students, not just La Crosse High Schools.  Space is limited, so be sure to get your application in today!

Download the La Crosse Police Explorer Post #3201 application here.

Return your completed application to your high school guidance counselor, School Resource Officer, or mail it to:

La Crosse Police Department
ATTN: Officer Kurt Weaver
400 La Crosse Street
La Crosse, WI  54601

For questions about the La Crosse Police Explorer Post, contact your high school guidance counselor, School Resource Officer, or email La Crosse Police Officer Kurt Weaver at