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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 at: [email protected]

 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 2022 Explorer Competition, submit your application to [email protected]