Explorer Program


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office provides young men and women, 14-21 years of age, the opportunity to experience law enforcement first hand through the Sheriff's Explorer program. Explorers can determine the extent of their interest in a law enforcement career as they are trained in many areas of the field including: building searches, weapons training, weaponless defense techniques, CPR/First Aid, and many more activities. The Explorer program builds character in the youth of San Luis Obispo County as it teaches them leadership, citizenship, personal fitness and personal responsibility. The Explorers will have many opportunities to apply their training as they participate at community events, Explorer competitions, and Sheriff's Office functions.

To volunteer or learn more about the Explorer Program, please email us.

***2018 Central Coast Law Enforcement Explorer Competition***

October 6th-7th, 2018

The SLO County Sheriff's Office is excited to host the 2018 Central Coast Law Enforcement Explorer Competition! This year’s competition will be held at Lillian Larsen Elementary School (1601 L St., San Miguel, CA 93451), in the northern part of San Luis Obispo County. The 2018 Competition is designed to be demanding on the physical and mental capabilities of each Explorer. The events are aimed at testing the strengths and limitations of a person’s intelligence, personality, demeanor and physical abilities, as well as dedication and conviction to the Explorer Program.
Good luck to all of the Explorer Competitors, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Click here for the 2018 CCLE Explorer Competition Application

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For more information about the Explorer Program and what they have been up to this year, take a look at our Annual Report.