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What is the Explorer Program?

Explorers are young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 who have completed the 8th grade.  Explorers learn first-hand about law enforcement.  They can use this information to help them decide if a career in law enforcement is for them.

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.

Florida Sheriff's Explorer Association

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.

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.
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.

Phone 352-726-4488