The Hendry County Sheriff's Office Explorer Program is tailored for individuals aged 14-21 who express an interest in law enforcement, community service, and recreational programs. As a participant, we aim to expand your perspective on law enforcement as a potential career path.

Explorers have the unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience in various facets of law enforcement. Participation in the program leads to various types of training encompassing, but not limited to, subjects such as: Marksmanship, Accident Investigation, Arrest Techniques, First Aid, Traffic Stops, Firearms Safety and Operation, Patrol Procedures, Crime Scene Investigation, Traffic Control and more.

The Post attends a state conference with other law enforcement Posts at a state level with the Florida Sheriff’s Explorer Association. The Explorers compete in scenario events such as traffic stops, accident investigation, search and arrest, crime prevention and pistol competition.

Explorers are a non-profit, charitable organization and a founding member of the Florida Sheriff’s Explorers Association (FSEA). Our Explorers participate in numerous fundraising events throughout the year. Proceeds are used for training materials, insurance, and a percentage for training conference fees. All fundraising ideas and projects are left to the Commanding Officers of the Post and under the supervision of the Post Advisors.

If you, or a young adult you know, are interested in joining, please reach out to an advisor at explorers@hendrysheriff.org.