Does the police department offer programs for youth?

Yes, the Explorer Program is for ages 14 - 20.

The Law Enforcement Explorer Program allows young men and women to gain training and experience in the law enforcement field. The program also provides opportunities for community involvement and development. Program activities center around law enforcement training, organized recreational activities and competitive events. Police Officer 1st Class David Saylors currently oversees the program.

To be eligible for the program, an applicant:

  • Must be between 14 and 20 years old
  • Must maintain at least a "C" average, and must remain enrolled in school until graduation or earn a GED
  • Must attend regularly scheduled meetings, including physical training

To apply to become a Dalton Police Explorer, download a PDF copy of the application. Fill out the application and send it to:

PFC David Saylors
Dalton Police Department
301 Jones Street
Dalton, GA 30720

You can also FAX a copy of the application to the attention of  PFC Saylors at 706-217-2075. Applications are accepted until February. The new group of Dalton Police Explorers will begin meeting in March.