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HARRIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE PARTNERS WITH BOYS SCOUTS OF AMERICA
TO REACH AREA YOUTH THROUGH POLICE EXPLORERS PROGRAM
HOUSTON – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Police Explorers program, a career and value-oriented initiative that will give young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with deputies of the HCSO.
The HCSO’s Police Explorers program is open to teenagers and young adults between the ages of 14 (must have completed the 8thgrade) and 21 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.”
Nationally, there are over 33,000 Explorers and more than 8,000 adult volunteers.
There are eight Explorers posts within the HCSO, one assigned to each patrol district. A complete list of those posts is listed under the ‘Contact Us’ Link.
The HCSO is currently accepting student applications. Any young adults interested in participating in the HCSO’s Explorers program can contact any of the HCSO deputies listed below. Please note that background checks will be conducted on all members and volunteers.
SEE ‘CONTACT INFO’ FOR EXPLORER POSTS LISTINGS