Our 2020-2021 State Competition Team
The general meeting on 10-26-2021 will be held at the Pasco Sheriff’s Office Property Evidence building, located at 20105 Central Blvd, Land O’ Lakes, FL 34637. We will return to Safety Town at approximately 8:30 PM; transportation from Property Evidence to Safety Town will be provided.
What We Do
Our purpose is to provide a well-rounded program for teenagers and young adults, between the ages of 14-21, to be exposed to the major areas of law enforcement, including topics in legal guidelines, state statutes, field operating procedures, communication skills, and physical fitness.
Physical endurance, dedication, and passion are qualities every Explorer should emphasize. If accepted, Explorers will attend weekly meetings, and receive training by certified deputies through various teaching styles, including scenario-based training to build confidence, interpersonal skills, and problem solving abilities. With time and tenure, Explorers can also join specialty teams such as honor guard, the state competition team, and pistol team. Explorers actively engage the community and provide volunteer service to various components throughout Pasco County and the agency.
WATCH OUR RECRUITMENT VIDEO:
Recruitment Video #2 (extended version) – Explorer made
Explorers are able to ride along with agency members to observe what they do on a day-to-day basis. Explorers may ride with patrol deputies, correction deputies (in the jail), the school resource officer unit (SRO), and communications (dispatch).
The Explorer Program embraces a paramilitary organization utilizing the chain of command to structure the Post. Explorers can hold ranking positions to enhance their skills in time management, public speaking, decision making, followership, and accountability.
Explorers receive volunteer hours for their hard work and dedication while attending training meetings and community events, including races, rodeos, parades, and festivals.
HANDS ON TRAINING
At each general meeting, Explorers are exposed to scenario based training and classroom instruction. Explorers attend training events throughout the State of Florida to enhance their law enforcement knowledge and skills. Click on the “Training” page to learn more about the training topics discussed.
Explorers are taught the fundamental principles and core values of the Sheriff’s Office: integrity, teamwork, determination, espirt de corps, professionalism, and comradery; in addition to physical fitness, an essential component to Explorers.
Explorers interact with agency members and other law enforcement officials from other city, county, and state jurisdictions. Explorers are exposed to our agency’s norms, procedures, facilities and equipment. Over 25 Explorers have left the program and became law enforcement officers; some within our own agency.
INTERESTED IN JOINING OR HAVE A QUESTION?
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