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Explorer Post #449

"First in the Nation"

In May of 1959, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department formed the first law enforcement explorer post in the nation, Post #449. This co-educational program is built for young adults ages 14 to 20 and developed and supervised by Police Services in partnership with local community organizations. The members are referred to as “Explorers” as they are provided opportunities to explore a career in law enforcement.
As an Explorer, young adults have the opportunity to build leadership skills while assisting the OCSD in community and civic events. Explorers can broaden their understanding of the challenges and the job skills that make up their community's police services. In addition to gaining a working knowledge of police work, participants have the opportunity to give back to their community. Although post 449 is law enforcement oriented, Explorers are volunteers and do not serve as police employees, sworn or civilian. For more information, visit the OCSD website or contact Mission Viejo Police Services at 949-470-8433.



Bikeway Survey

The City of Mission Viejo is developing a Bikeway Master Plan to improve the cycling experience in our community and encourage more people to enjoy riding their bicycles. We are currently in the process of gathering information to understand current cycling trends and preferences in the City.

As part of this effort, beginning on November 8th and running through December 7th, we are seeking resident feedback via a short, online survey. The survey will be available on our website, in our newsletter, and via our social media sites. 

The online survey is available at https://tinyurl.com/missionviejobike, and those who participate will qualify for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Mission Viejo Bikeway