Explorer Program

Explorer Program

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office provides young men and women, 15-21 years of age, the opportunity to experience law enforcement first hand through the Sheriff’s Explorer program. The Explorer program strives to develop responsible young adults with self-confidence, leadership skills and effective communication skills.  An Explorer will learn about the many areas of law enforcement and participate in hands on training to include light to moderate physical exercise. Additionally, the Explorer will learn about the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office and the different job classifications of its employees.   Explorers will have many opportunities to apply their training as they participate at community events, Explorer competitions, and Sheriff’s Office functions.

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

To Pre-Register for the 2023 Explorer Competition, submit your application to [email protected]

Volunteer with the Explorers
Group of Sheriff's Office Explorers posting the colors.

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