Police Explorers Program
The JSO Police Explorer Program educates and involves youth in police operations and develops their interest in the law enforcement profession. The JSO Police Explorer Program is a part of the Florida Sheriff's Explorer Association state wide program. The Police Explorers train on a regular basis and then compete in regional and statewide competitions to test their skills against other Police Explorers.
The Police Explorers are trained on the
• Building Search
• Crime Scene Investigation
• Crisis Intervention
• Domestic Violence
• Dispatch/Radio Procedures
• Physical Agility Test (P.A.T.)
• Pistol Usage and Safety
• Traffic Stops (Unknown Risk)
• Traffic Crash Investigation
Currently there are two Explorer Posts, Post 948 and Post 949, located in Jacksonville. The Explorers meet the first and third Monday of each month at the Police Memorial Building, 501 E. Bay St., Jacksonville, FL 32202.
Membership is open to young adults ages fourteen through twenty-one. Along with parental approval and a general liability release form, explorers are expected to maintain a minimum scholastic standard of 2.0 GPA.
All new candidates must attend 64 hours of training in various police related functions on Tuesdays and Thursdays for eight weeks. At present there are 65 young adults taking advantage of the Explorer Program.
Sergeant David Oliver
Officer Willie Cummings
Officer Stefanie Walker
Please use the links below to learn more about the Police Explorer program or call (904) 630-2160 for more information.
• Membership Requirements and Registration Information
• Explorer Academy
• Police Explorer Brochure
• Police Explorer Handout