Harris County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer Program 

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The HCSO’s Police Explorers program is open to teenagers and young adults between the ages of 14 (must have completed the 8th grade) and 20 interested in a career in law enforcement. Student participants will get a first-hand look at what it takes to be a law enforcement officer and decide early on whether it is a career they want to pursue.

The Explorers students will have the opportunity to train to perform certain police functions and utilize that training in mock police calls. They’ll also be able to showcase that training in Explorers competitions, held throughout the United States, and qualify to win awards and even college scholarships.

The Sheriff’s Explorers program, which is a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America and is affiliated with Learning for Life, will be led by two trained advisors in each district post and supported by HCSO civilian assistant advisors. “The Police Explorers program is a proven model and comes with a nationally respected brand of the Boy Scouts of America. The Police Explorers program is a great opportunity to educate and mentor our youth and expose them to the rewarding profession of community service and law enforcement. It’s also a great way for our youth and their parents to support law enforcement.”

There are five (5)  Explorering posts within the HCSO, one assigned to each patrol district. A complete list of those posts is listed under the ‘Contact Us’ Link.