STARS EXPLORER ACADEMY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022 WEEK FOUR

RECRUITS ARE DIRECTED TO LINE UP (ALPHABETICALLY) IN THE TELEGRAPH ROAD/COLIMA PARKING LOT, NEXT TO THE ATM MACHINE NO LATER THAN 6:45 AM.  DO NOT ENTER THE CAMPUS UNTIL DIRECTED BY THE EXPLORER ACADEMY STAFF

UNIFORM OF THE DAY: PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ATTIRE (PBA), BRING YOUR
PT ATTIRE AND PROPER RUNNING SHOES

 (IF YOU WERE ABSENT LAST WEEK AND PURCHASED YOUR PT ATTIRE AT SHERIFF’S RELIEF EMPORIUM YOU WILL BE ISSUED YOUR PERSONALIZED T-SHIRT, SWEATER AND SWEAT PANTS)

ALSO MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR ATHLETIC ATTIRE WITH YOUR GRREN PT SHORTS, AND RUNNING SHOES, YOU MAY ALSO WEAR COMPRESSION SHORTS OR ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS.).

BRING YOUR SHOWER TOWEL AND PERSONAL HYGIENE, SOAP AND SHAMPOO TO SHOWER QUICKLY AFTER P.T.

BRING YOUR REQUIRED CLASSROOM MATERIALS, WATER BOTTLE AND A SACK LUNCH WITH YOUR NAME AND PLATOON #  WRITTEN ON IT,  IN  A GYM OR UTILITY BAG.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BREAKFAST PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE ACADEMY.

DON’T FORGET TO HYDRATE AND EXERCISE DURING THE WEEK.

BRING YOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS  SEVEN HABIT LECTURE NOTES,  AND
WORD OF THE WEEK “INTEGRITY”  AND CURRENT EVENT AND ANY ADDITIONAL GIG PAPERS ASSIGNED TO YOU.

YOU WILL BE QUIZZED ON SPELLING WORDS AND RADIO CODES FOR SECTION ONE. ANY QUIZZES, SAFETY TEST AND OR PT 500 TEST,  YOU MISSED, MAY BE MADE UP THIS WEEK. BE PREPARED DURING LUNCH TO MAKE UP THOSE TESTS.

IF YOU WERE ABSENT LAST WEEK, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS WEEK’S ASSIGNMENTS AND ANY THAT WERE DUE IN THE PREVIOUS WEEKS.

REMEMBER TO STUDY YOUR “CLASS SGT” COMMANDS.  THE NEXT CLASS SGT COULD BE YOU!

ANYONE WITH PRESCRIBED EPI PENS, ASTHMA INHALERS OR OTHER MEDICATIONS PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING WITH YOU OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACADEMY.

ANY ILLNESSES, INJURIES OR FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS NEED TO BE REPORTED TO STAFF
UPON ARRIVAL. 

PARENTS ARE REMINDED DISMISSAL IS AT 4:30 PM., PLEASE BE ON TIME.

IF YOU WILL BE ABSENT OR LATE, PLEASE CALL 562-946-7065.

ANY URGENT QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT SGT ROMO AT 323-819-8146 OR aromo@lasd.org 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 WEEK THREE

RECRUITS ARE DIRECTED TO LINE UP (ALPHABETICALLY) IN THE TELEGRAPH ROAD/COLIMA PARKING LOT, NEXT TO THE ATM MACHINE NO LATER THAN 6:45 AM.  DO NOT ENTER THE CAMPUS UNTIL DIRECTED BY THE EXPLORER ACADEMY STAFF

UNIFORM OF THE DAY: PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ATTIRE (PBA), BRING YOUR
PT ATTIRE AND PROPER RUNNING SHOES

 (IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR PT ATTIRE AT SHERIFF’S RELIEF EMPORIUM YOU WILL BE ISSUED YOUR PERSONALIZED T-SHIRT, SWEATER AND SWEAT PANTS)

ALSO MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR ATHLETIC ATTIRE WITH YOUR GRREN PT SHORTS, YOU MAY ALSO WEAR COMPRESSION SHORTS OR ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS.).

BRING YOUR SHOWER TOWEL AND PERSONAL HYGIENE, SOAP AND SHAMPOO TO SHOWER QUICKLY AFTER P.T.

BRING YOUR REQUIRED CLASSROOM MATERIALS, WATER BOTTLE AND A SACK LUNCH WITH YOUR NAME AND PLATOON #  WRITTEN ON IT,  IN  A GYM OR UTILITY BAG.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BREAKFAST PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE ACADEMY.

DON’T FORGET TO HYDRATE AND EXERCISE DURING THE WEEK.

BRING YOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS  SEVEN HABIT, MISSION STATEMENT, WORK SHEETS, MISSION STATEMENT, LECTURE NOTES AND
WORD OF THE WEEK “COURAGE”  AND CURRENT EVENT AND ANY ADDITIONAL GIG PAPERS ASSIGNED TO YOU.

IF YOU WERE ABSENT LAST WEEK, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS WEEK’S ASSIGNMENTS AND ANY THAT WERE DUE LAST WEEK. BRING ALL PAPERS.

REMEMBER TO STUDY YOUR “CLASS SGT” COMMANDS.  THE NEXT CLASS SGT COULD BE YOU!

ANYONE WITH PRESCRIBED EPI PENS, ASTHMA INHALERS OR OTHER MEDICATIONS PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING WITH YOU OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACADEMY.

ANY ILLNESSES, INJURIES OR FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS NEED TO BE REPORTED TO STAFF
UPON ARRIVAL. 

PARENTS ARE REMINDED DISMISSAL IS AT 4:30 PM., PLEASE BE ON TIME.

IF YOU WILL BE ABSENT OR LATE, PLEASE CALL 562-946-7065.

ANY URGENT QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT SGT ROMO AT 323-819-8146 OR aromo@lasd.org 

WEEK 2

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 WEEK TWO

RECRUITS ARE DIRECTED TO LINE UP (ALPHABETICALLY) IN THE TELEGRAPH ROAD/COLIMA PARKING LOT, NEXT TO THE ATM MACHINE NO LATER THAN 6:45 AM.  DO NOT ENTER THE CAMPUS UNTIL DIRECTED BY THE EXPLORER ACADEMY STAFF

UNIFORM OF THE DAY: PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ATTIRE (PBA), DO NOT BRING YOUR
CLASS B OR PT ATTIRE.

BRING YOUR REQUIRED CLASSROOM MATERIALS, WATER BOTTLE AND A SACK LUNCH WITH YOUR NAME AND PLATOON # WRITTEN ON IT, IN  A GYM OR UTILITY BAG.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BREAKFAST PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE ACADEMY.

BRING YOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS  MEMORIAL WALL PAPER (ONE PAGE) AND
WORD OF THE WEEK “COURAGE” .

REMEMBER TO STUDY YOUR “CLASS SGT” COMMANDS.  THE NEXT CLASS SGT COULD BE YOU!

ANYONE WITH PRESCRIBED EPI PENS, ASTHMA INHALERS OR OTHER MEDICATIONS PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING WITH YOU OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACADEMY.

ANY ILLNESSES, INJURIES OR FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS NEED TO BE REPORTED TO STAFF
UPON ARRIVAL. 

PARENTS ARE REMINDED DISMISSAL IS AT 4:30 PM., PLEASE BE ON TIME.

IF YOU WILL BE ABSENT OR LATE, PLEASE CALL 562-946-7065.

ANY URGENT QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT SGT ROMO AT 323-819-8146 OR aromo@lasd.org 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 FIRST DAY OF EXPLORER ACADEMY CLASS #107
RECRUITS ARE DIRECTED TO LINE UP (ALPHABETICALLY) IN THE TELEGRAPH ROAD/COLIMA PARKING LOT, NEXT TO THE ATM MACHINE NO LATER THAN 6:45 AM.  DO NOT ENTER THE CAMPUS UNTIL DIRECTED BY THE EXPLORER ACADEMY STAFF

RECRUITS MISSING THE FIRST DAY OF THE ACADEMY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE WITH THIS CLASS.

UNIFORM OF THE DAY: PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ATTIRE (PBA), DO NOT BRING YOUR CLASS B OR PT ATTIRE.

BRING YOUR REQUIRED CLASSROOM MATERIALS, WATER BOTTLE AND A SACK LUNCH WITH YOUR NAME WRITTEN ON IT IN  A GYM OR UTILITY BAG.

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE BREAKFAST PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE ACADEMY.

BRING YOUR HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT  (AUTOBIOGRAPHY).

ANYONE WITH PRESCRIBED EPI PENS, ASTHMA INHALERS OR OTHER MEDICATIONS PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BRING WITH YOU OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACADEMY.

ANY ILLNESSES, INJURIES OR FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS NEED TO BE REPORTED TO STAFF UPON ARRIVAL.

PARENTS ARE REMINDED DISMISSAL IS AT 4:30 PM., PLEASE BE ON TIME.

ANY URGENT QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT SGT ROMO AT 323-819-8146 OR aromo@lasd.org 

             

                               

 

Academy Preview

STARS EXPLORER TRAINING ACADEMY

THIS WEBSITE IS NOT FOR RECRUITMENT PURPOSES. IF YOU ARE SEEKING INFORMATION ABOUT THE LASD DEPUTY EXPLORER PROGRAM, AND HOW TO APPLY, THE INFORMATION IS CONTAINED ON THE RECRUITMENT WEBSITE:    explorers.lasd.org

The Explorer Training Academy at the Sheriff’s Training Academy and Regional Services (STARS) Center is the primary training site for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Deputy Explorer program, and is a Learning For Life “Certified Law Enforcement Explorer Academy”. Because of our excellent reputation, high standards and comprehensive curriculum, several local police departments choose to send their explorer recruits to our academy as well. This explorer academy is 18 weeks in length and covers a myriad of law enforcement related subjects.

In addition to several law enforcement training subjects, the explorer academy curriculum also includes subjects geared toward building the recruit’s self-esteem, character development, self-confidence and exposure to valuable life skills, while holding each recruit accountable, without excuses, for their performance.

This website was specifically designed by Sergeant Roller and former LASD Explorer Brian Ho, in late 2010, at no expense to the Sheriff’s Department, to assist explorer academy recruits and enhance their individual effectiveness and organizational skills, while attending the STARS Explorer Training Academy. The website officially went on-line with the start of Explorer Academy Class 86 (February of 2011), and had over 350,000 viewings as of September of 2016.

Inside, academy recruits will find important information and announcements, weekly assignments, study tips, physical training tips, uniform specifications and other tools that they can use. This site will also enhance the contents of the Recruit Training Manual that all recruits are issued.

Explorer Post Advisors can download all of the required academy registration forms by accessing the “Academy Forms Library” link on the right side of this page. All required forms are in a PDF format for their convenience. Explorer Post Advisors & parents can also monitor their recruits’ academic progress by accessing the “Recruit Progress Reports” link on the right side of this page.

The STARS Explorer Academy training staff is available on Saturdays to every recruit who is in need of assistance while attending the explorer training academy.


STARS EXPLORER TRAINING ACADEMY ACTIVITIES


AcademicsAcademics are a major component of the explorer training academy at STARS. Each week, recruits are required to take a radio codes test and a spelling test. Additionally, recruits are required to take copious notes during all lectures and presentations, that have to be neatly re-written in an outline format and submitted weekly in a cumulative notebook. Each recruit is responsible for submitting a current event paper that covers any topic relating to law enforcement and a motivational “Word of the Week” definition each week. Each of these assignments are graded and count toward the recruit’s overall grade point average (GPA).

Using their weekly notebooks as a study guide, recruits are required to take a mid-term and a final written examination, covering the various lectures that they have received.

A minimum GPA of 70% must be achieved and maintained throughout the explorer academy training program.

Recruits are afforded the opportunity to make up tests that they miss, during their lunch period.

The training academy staff make themselves available to provide study and note taking tips to any recruit who is struggling with the academic portion of the academy program, during normal school hours on Saturday.

Recruits (Parents/Guardians/Post Advisors as well) are kept advised of their academic progress and grades by accessing the Recruit Progress Reports link on this website. Each recruit is assigned a randomly selected and confidential student identification number, which allows them to access their grade and assignment list, from any computer.  Grades are updated before the end of the day, on Saturday.


Physical TrainingPhysical Training consists of approximately 25% of the explorer academy curriculum. Physical training is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing childhood obesity.

All recruits are required to participate in physical training, unless an illness or injury prevents them from doing so. The physical training component consists of stretching (flexibility), running (endurance), calisthenics, weight training (strengthening), obstacle courses (coordination) and defensive tactics exercises (self-confidence).

All recruits are required to participate in a minimum of two (2) of the scheduled three (3) PT 500 tests. The tests are given during the third week, at midterms and during finals. Because each young adult comes to the explorer training academy with a variety of physical abilities, the PT 500 scores do not count as part of the overall grade point average (GPA). Rather, the staff monitors the test scores and looks for individual improvement from one test to the next. Recruits are weighed during the PT 500 tests, to monitor weight loss and assist in goal-setting.


Defensive TacticsDefensive Tactics builds self-confidence and compliments the physical training component of the explorer training academy. Recruits are taught basic punching, striking, kicking and basic ground fighting techniques.

Recruits are issued protective grappling gloves prior to defensive tactics training classes, and are closely supervised throughout the exercises to prevent injury and insure proper technique.

The training does not include impact weapons, such as batons, because explorers are not permitted to carry weapons, and therefore the training would be unrealistic for them. Rather, each recruit is taught how to protect themselves against attack from another person, by means of personal weapons (hands, feet, arms), confrontation avoidance and awareness of their surroundings.

The feedback from graduating recruits, going back to explorer academy class 80, when defensive tactics was added to the curriculum, has been extremely favorable.


Firearms Safety & FamiliarizationFirearms Safety & Familiarization training has been a component of the explorer training academy for several decades. Recruits receive a firearms safety and familiarization lecture from the weapons training staff at the Sheriff’s Department range. The recruits are then allowed to fire a Department issued handgun and shotgun.

Recruits generally fire four (4) rounds from a handgun and two (2) rounds from a shotgun, at a stationary paper target. A member of the weapons training staff is always in close and direct supervision of each recruit on the firing line.

Although encouraged to participate, no recruit is mandated to fire a gun during firearms training.


DrillDrill is a means by which to move a group of individuals from one place to another, in an orderly fashion. Drill is also used as a tool to teach recruits impulse control, discipline and command presence.

Recruits learn basic drill, facing movements and marching from explorer training academy staff instructors.

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