Duties and General Information:
Explorers are a division of Learning for Life which is a youth program that is a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America. Explorer Post 503 meet on Tuesdays from 5:00-8:00pm at Thermal Sheriff Station. Explorers receive law enforcement related training. The training includes traffic control, building searches, vehicle stops, defensive driving, hostage negotiations, firearm safety, criminal law, narcotics law, domestic violence, defensive tactics, radio communications, first aid, defensive weapons, patrol procedures, crime prevention, criminal investigations, accident investigation, arrest, search and seizure law, and other subjects.
Explorers learn about law enforcement, do physical training and compete with other Explorers at competitions. They also volunteer their time at various events assisting officers with traffic control. Explorers participate in non-contact law enforcement activities. Explorers also have opportunities to go on ride-a-longs with officers.
Interested in the program?Interested volunteers should contact go to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department website at https://www.riversidesheriff.org/261/Volunteer-Forces-Unit