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Law Enforcement Exploring is a division of the Learning for Life program. Explorer Post 99 is sponsored by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. The Explorer program offers young men and women insight into the field of law enforcement and the opportunity to volunteer in their community.
Jefferson County Explorers are between the ages of 14 and 21, attending high school or college. Our Explorers receive basic law enforcement training, volunteer for community events and compete in several conferences and competitions throughout the year.
We promote integrity, excellence and respect, as well as teamwork and leadership.
Meetings and training are held the first and third Wednesday of each month (5:30 - 8:30 p.m.) and the last Saturday (9 - 4 p.m.) of each month. Explorers are expected to attend all meetings and trainings.
Explorers receive training in various aspects of law enforcement. The training is similar to that of a law enforcement academy, and is taught by Sheriff's Office personnel. Some of the training consists of:
Explorers are required to volunteer 10 hours per month to the Sheriff's Office. Explorers can volunteer for Sheriff's Office sponsored events and various community events. Explorers also participate in fundraisers throughout the year.
Throughout the year, Explorers have several opportunities to participate in organized conferences and competitions with other posts from Colorado, as well as other states.
Every summer Post 99 attends a regional explorer conference. This conference is one week long and approximately 250 Explorers from around the country participate. Explorers attend law enforcement related seminars and compete in various law enforcement scenarios, utilizing the training they have received.
There are numerous scholarship opportunities available to youth in an Explorer Program. Explorers are given the opportunity to attend seminars and courses in leadership and employment hiring processes.
All new Explorers will be placed on a three month probationary status. This allows for the youth to determine if the program is a good fit for them, and for the Sheriff's Office staff to further evaluate the youth.
Probationary Explorers are issued a polo shirt with the Explorer emblem. Once probationary status is completed, Explorers are issued a modified uniform consisting of a blue uniform shirt and black pants. Explorers neither possess nor wear a badge. Explorers are not law enforcement officers and are not POST-certified.
All Explorers are expected to attend an Explorer academy during their first year. Explorers will be notified when the academy is to occur and arrangements will be made for the Explorer to attend. Explorers must attend an academy to be eligible to participate in certain conferences and competitions.
Explorer candidates must:
The application process will consist of the following steps:
Apply using the online form (below) or you can download the Explorer application
If you choose to download, send completed applications to:Training and RecruitingJefferson County Sheriff's Office200 Jefferson County ParkwayGolden, CO 80401-2697
Too old to be an Explorer? Learn about our Cadet Program.
100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, Colorado 80419 (303) 279-6511
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