Since 1966, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office has had an Explorer Program. The primary goal of this program is to provide familiarization and training for young men and women that have an interest in law enforcement.
This program has proven to be a valuable source of recruitment as evident by the fact that many former Sheriff's Office Explorers have entered the field of law enforcement with this Department, as well as numerous other law enforcement agencies. Additionally, Explorers have provided many hours of dedicated service that have freed Deputy Sheriff's for more pressing duties. The following are examples of details in which our explorers participate in and learn first hand the operations of the Sheriff's Office:
While Exploring is dependent upon volunteer leadership, there are also professional executives in local communities who participate in the Explorer program. In those communities, Exploring is administered by an Explorer director who may be assisted by one or more Explorer executives or by district Scout executives who serve Exploring as well as the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts phases.
Explorers of the Fresno County Sheriff's Office can look forward to a meaningful and growing experience by participating in many areas of the Department, gaining skills and insight which will make them valuable members of any law enforcement agency with which they choose to affiliate themselves with.
Sergeant Jon Alvarado