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Detective Antonio Miguelez, Youth Resource Unit
2801 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables
Phone: 305-460-5637

The Coral Gables Police Explorer Program enables young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 to learn about a career in law enforcement. Though the program usually runs on a school calendar (September - May), it is possible to join at any time. Along with offering students a first-hand look at police work, many of the explorer activities also count toward community service requirements.

Police Explorer Activities

Police Explorers volunteer their time to serve the community, working side-by-side with police officers in a variety of activities, including:

  • Crime Prevention Projects
  • Ride-along program with Police Officers
  • Event crowd control
  • Searches for missing persons
  • Firearms training and qualification
  • Competitions with other Explorer Posts
  • Community Events
  • Sporting events
  • Parades

Minimum Qualifications

To participate, candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be between the ages of 14 and 21
  • Obtain parental approval (with liability release)
  • Maintain a 2.0 "C" grade point average or higher
  • Have no criminal police record
  • Be in good physical shape and health
  • Successfully complete the application process (this includes a written application, oral interview and background check)
  • Have a general interest in law enforcement
  • Have good moral character
  • Be available to attend meetings and events


Explorers meet once a week for a two- to three-hour session. Meetings are generally held at the Coral Gables Police Department at 2801 Salzedo Street.

To Join

If you are interested in becoming a Coral Gables Police Explorer or would like more information, contact Detective Antonio Miguelez at 305-460-5637.

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Last updated: 11/24/2014 11:04:15 AM