The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program is designed for young people (ages 12-21) interested in law enforcement. The primary functions of the Explorer Program is assisting the Sheriff’s Office through community service projects while learning about the many aspects of the criminal justice system. Explorer activities include civic service, recreational programs, and training. By being a member in this program, we hope to broaden your outlook and understanding of the real world of police work. We will provide a sound foundation for those who wish to pursue a career in the rewarding field of law enforcement.
An Explorer has the opportunity to learn every aspect of law enforcement investigation to include:
- Patrol Procedures
- Traffic Stops
- Arrest Techniques
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Firearms Safety
- Traffic Control
- Search and Seizure
- Crime Prevention
- First Aid
RIDE ALONG PROGRAM
Once an explorer reaches the age of 16, he or she can ride as an observer with uniformed deputies and specialized units.
Explorer Post 2061 attends competitions with other law enforcement explorer posts at the state and national levels. These competitions are in conjunction with the Florida Sheriff’s Office Explorers Association and the National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference. These competitions include traffic stops, search and arrest, crime scene investigations, first aid, and crime prevention exercises.
For more information on this exciting program please contact the Explorer Program Coordinator Mike Shambaugh at (407) 254-7265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.