The Guilford County Sheriff's Office is the sponsor of Explorer Post 592, a law enforcement education and community service program chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. The Sheriff's Office follows the rules and guidelines set forth by the Boy Scouts of America for all youth organizations in the operation of Explorer Post 592.
Explorer Post 592 is a great way to learn about the law enforcement profession and begin the preparation process to become a law enforcement officer. Knowledge gained through training gives involved youth a better understanding of the roles that law enforcement officers play in our society.
The Explorer program is not only for those who wish to pursue careers in law enforcement, but also offers many opportunities in other areas as well. Involved youth learn leadership skills, the value of teamwork, and gain important perspective on their roles in our society.
Youth ages 14-18 are eligible for membership in the Explorer Post. Each Explorer is eligible to participate in the Post through the end of the summer following his/her 18th birthday, so long as the Explorer remains continuously enrolled in high school.
- Must have parent’s permission
- Must be enrolled in school (or actively home-schooled)
- Complete the GCSO’s 2-week Summer Youth Academy within 12 months of Post membership
- Must maintain a grade point average of 2.0
- Must have not been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor, must not be under indictment for felony or serious misdemeanor, or on probation for any criminal activity
- Must be willing to participate in training, public service, and social activities
- Must be willing to obey all rules of Explorer Post 592, and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office
- Must be mentally and physically capable of participating in the community service and training activities of Explorer post 592
Explorer Post 592 normally meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Occasionally this schedule will be adjusted to meet training and service requirements. Any Explorer missing a meeting is required to notify his/her assigned squad leader in advance of the meeting. All Explorers should plan to commit at least 10 hours per month to Post activities, including meeting time.
Explorers actively involved with the Post may participate in the GCSO’s ride-along program, which is normally reserved for adults. This program allows Explorers the opportunity to see officers in action on a first-hand basis.
Explorers can also expect to learn about and/or train in the skills required to perform law enforcement tasks. These include:
- Patrol Tactics & Techniques
- Domestic Violence Intervention
- Crime Scene Investigations
- Special Response Tactics
- Hostage Negotiation
- DWI Education
- Educational Video Production
- Deadly Force Issues
- Courtroom Procedures
- Defensive Tactics
- Jail Operations
- Crime Prevention & Community-Oriented Policing
- DWI Checkpoints
Email - SheriffCPO@co.guilford.nc.us
PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND INITIAL MEETING WITH NEW EXPLORER CADETS