Community Programs – Youth

The City of Round Rock’s Police Department offers several programs for kids in the community.

Explorer Post 1096

The Round Rock Police Explorer Program introduces young men and women to the police profession and acquaints them with the nature and complexity of law enforcement. The program encourages them to seek careers in law enforcement, while giving them a solid foundation upon which to build if they pursue a law enforcement career. The program also provides a prospective employer with a source of evaluation -at little or no expense- for an Explorer that seeks employment as a Police Officer.

Becoming a member
To participate the qualifications are:

  • Must be between the ages of 14 and 20,
  • Must be able to attend weekly meeting on Monday nights between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Program Objectives

  • To provide a program of training that educates young adults on the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement agencies.
  • To provide an opportunity for service, practical experiences, competition and recreation.
  • To help prepare Explorers become better citizens and community membership through character development, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism.

A well-managed Law Enforcement Explorer Post can have a positive influence on the department and the community through demonstration of many valuable contributions that be offered by Explorers. Exploring provides the law enforcement profession an opportunity to further an investment in its own future through constructive relationships with young adults contemplating a career in the field of criminal justice.

The Explorer Program is an official department-sponsored program. For further information, please contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 512-218-5500.
The Round Rock Police Department Explorer Post is chartered by the Boy Scouts of America, though the Chief of Police is the final authority regarding any aspect of the program’s administration.

Internship Program

The Round Rock Police Department offers an internship program designed to introduce students to the many facets of law enforcement. The student internship program is an educational program that hosts interns to observe functions of the police Department. The student intern program works in conjunction with colleges and universities that offer academic credit for student internship. The internship program is a formal method of providing full-time post-secondary students the opportunity to work in a police agency and observe some aspects of its operations. Student interns are required to be enrolled in an accredited college or university; be enrolled in the intern program class set forth by the institution; provide satisfactory proof of student medical/health insurance prior to the internship; and meet all the goals and objectives and work/credit requirements mandated by the institution. The program provides the Department an excellent opportunity to increase the quality of the applicant pool for various positions within the Department.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Enrolled in the intern program class set forth by the institution
  • Provide satisfactory proof of student medical/health insurance prior to the internship
  • Meet all the goals and objectives and work/credit requirements mandated by the institution
  • Be of good character with stable work record, and have an acceptable academic record
  • No felony convictions
  • Must meet the same eligibility requirements as the prospective Police Cadets, with the exception of age requirements

Potential candidates of the student internship program should contact Trellis Gaarder at 512-218-5500.