For over 30 years, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department has supported an active Explorer Post Program for young persons between the ages 14 and 21. Law Enforcement Exploring is a division of the Boy Scouts of America that gives you a hands-on look at what a career in law enforcement is really like.
- Community Service
Explorers serve the community in various ways such as directing traffic at special events, crime prevention programs and light security details.
Once you become eligible, you can participate in the ride-a-long program. You become an extra set of eyes and ears for the officers and assist them on various calls.
The Post meets weekly or bi-weekly (depending on the post), to discuss Explorer business and upcoming events.
- Career Enhancement Participating in a Law Enforcement Explorer Post is a great start to your law enforcement career! Call today and join other dedicated youths in serving their community.
Training is provided by experts throughout the year and can include the following categories:
- Traffic Control
- Building Searches
- Vehicle Stops
- Defensive Driving
- Police Radio Techniques
- Defensive Weapons
- Accident Investigation
- First Aid
- Firearm Safety
- Criminal Law
- Narcotics Law
- Physical Fitness
- Patrol Procedures
- Domestic Violence
- Defensive Tactics
- Hostage Negotiations
- Criminal Justice System
- Police Community Relations
- Arrest, Search & Seizure
- Criminal Investigation
The Sheriff's Department also sponsors a week-long, live-in Explorer Academy during the summer of each year.
How to Become a Law Enforcement Explorer
To contribute your time and skills to your community, please contact the Station Volunteer Coordinator for the area in which you wish to work. You will be asked to:
- Obtain your parents' permission
- Contact your Explorer Post Advisor to request an application
- Participate in an oral interview as scheduled
- Submit your completed background paperwork
- Pass a background investigation
- Have good moral character
- Have no major criminal record
- Be interested!!!