Explorers Post 2247

Explorer Post 2247 patch
Explorers Post 2247 was founded in 2018. The post number honors Deputy William Gentry, whose brother, Kevin, is a School Resource Deputy and one of the Explorers coordinators. 

The Explorers program is designed to give students who may have an interest in a law enforcement career a hands-on experience and a window to the inner workings of law enforcement agencies. Some of the things Explorers get to experience are: 

  • Firearms training
  • First Aid training
  • Vehicle Operations
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Crime Scene Techniques
  • Traffic Stops
  • Traffic Control
  • Physical training
  • Patrol functions
  • Communications (Dispatch)
  • Accident investigations
  • Court Related Services
  • Arrest procedures
  • Crime prevention
  • Honor Guard
  • Paramilitary Organization
  • Detention Functions
  • Community Relations and Events
  • K-9 training
  • Marine patrols
  • Search and Rescue
To be an Explorer, you have to be enrolled in a high school (public, private or virtual school) and be at least 14 years old. You must have (and maintain) at least a 2.0 grade-point average and be of good moral character (no police record). 

For more information about Explorers Post 2247, contact a School Resource Deputy or call the Sheriff's Office at 863-402-7200.

Seven images of Explorers Post 2247 in action