Become an Explorer
What is the Explorer Program?
The Florida Association of Police Explorers (F.A.P.E.) was organized in 1971 to bring together Law Enforcement Explorers from around the State of Florida. Our organization serves as a conduit to unite Explorers and allow them to learn about law enforcement as a career.
F.A.P.E. is a youth run program, which reaches out to young males and females between the ages of 14-21, and allows them the opportunity to become leaders within the organization. We believe as an organization that the youth who are influenced today will become the law enforcement officers of tomorrow.
The Explorer Program is not limited only to those interested in law enforcement as a career. Explorers receive a better understanding of law enforcement in general. This information is beneficial no matter what career path is chosen.
Activities Explorers Engage In:
• Instruction in areas of law enforcement, such as traffic stops, officer safety, first aid, crime prevention and firearms safety.
• Traffic control and parking cars at events in the community.
Attend the Florida Sheriff's Explorer Association Meetings with other Explorers from across the state of Florida.
• Deputy Ride-A-Long Program.
Explorer meetings are held most Wednesdays from 3:15- 5:15 PM at the Sheriff's Office Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Lecanto. Schedules and locations may vary, please e-mail Deputy Barry if you are interested in attending a meeting.
Applicants Must Meet The Following Criteria:
Have and maintain at least a grade point average of 2.0 ("C").
No serious arrests.
No illegal drug use.
For more information or to make a donation please contact Deputy Mike Barry,
School Resource Officer Program, Citrus County Sheriff's Office.