Law Enforcement Exploring

What is Law Enforcement Exploring?

Law Enforcement Exploring is a career-oriented volunteer program sponsored by individual law enforcement agencies. The Explorer Post provides young men and women who have an interest in law enforcement or criminal justice as a career, with a comprehensive program of training, practical experience, competition and service.

What do Explorers do?

Under the leadership of dedicated adult advisors, explorers receive practical, hands-on training, observe Sheriff’s Office operations firsthand; and assist deputies in areas such as crowd and traffic control, crime prevention, and public assistance. Explorers attend regular monthly meetings at the Sheriff’s Office, where such topics as Georgia law, patrol functions, criminal investigations, CPR, and firearms safety are taught by Post advisors and other certified instructors. They also participate in ride-alongs with deputies, serving as an extra set of eyes and ears while on patrol. Explorers also have the opportunity to practice their skills during state and national competitions with other Explorer Post.

So who can join?

  • Be at least 14 years of age but not older than 20
  • Have at least a “C” average in all subjects while in school
  • Have no prior convictions for a criminal offense or a serious traffic violation
  • Be in good physical condition and of moral character

For more information contact Post Advisor Sgt. Stewart Smith at 706-883-1616

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