The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Explorer Post #226 placed first in an Explorer Competition in Stockton, which provided the young explorers with the opportunity to test their skills, challenge other teams in police-related events, and show their knowledge in the field.
“I’m very proud of our Explorer Team,” said Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson. "After a tough weekend competing against other very well qualified and well trained teams, our team finished first place overall”.
Law enforcement Explorer programs allow young people, who are interested in a career in law enforcement, to begin training before they’re old enough to attend the police academy. The program is focused on education and puts Explorers on a path to a full-time job with the Sheriff’s Office at 21.
Explorer applicants can join Post #226 at the age of 16 and remain in the program till the age of 21.
As Explorers, young people receive training and experience in a variety of areas to help gain more knowledge in the law enforcement field and be better prepared for the police academy. Explorers get the opportunity to work side-by-side with a full-time deputy sheriff while on patrol and in the correctional facilities.
Explorers do not carry weapons or engage in direct law enforcement activities and they are not considered peace officers and are not authorized to make arrests.
For more information, visit the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Explorers website.