Explorer Academy Course Requirements:
I. General Information
This is a 64 hour class. The class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for eight weeks, at the Police Memorial Building, 501 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 and includes a variety of law enforcement related topics.
Explorers are required to meet several different criteria to successfully complete the program and graduate.
Explorers are required to dress appropriately for class. They must be neat and clean at all times. They will be representing the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and the City of Jacksonville and should take pride in their appearance.
The Explorers elect a class leader during the third week of class. That leader maintains the position for the remainder of the class unless removed by the instructor. There is absolutely no smoking or use of any tobacco products permitted inside the Police Memorial Building or in any Sheriff's Office vehicle.
An Explorer may miss up to eight hours of the sixty-four hour class, provided the absence is due to illness or an emergency. When returning to class, the Explorer must present a note from his or her parent/guardian. If the Explorer misses over eight hours, he or she will not be allowed to continue the class.
The student will be required to keep a notebook reflecting all of the information presented during the instruction period. The notebook will be collected twice during the eight weeks and will be graded on a pass/fail basis. The grade will be based on organization and content.
If you have any questions or want further information about the Police Explorer Program, contact Officer J.E. Robinson in the Community Affairs Division of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at (904) 630-2160.