Explorers

Explorer Post #10-4

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Youth Explorer Post # 10-4 is an all-volunteer youth auxiliary sub-organization of the Boy Scouts of America.  This effective program allows young people, age 14 to 20, who are interested in exploring law enforcement as a career, to interact and train with sheriff’s deputies.  The Post also performs numerous service and volunteer functions throughout the community.

As a part of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 10-4, you have the opportunity to work with other law enforcement agencies through trainings, community service functions and competitions. The Explorers have the opportunity to work with other law enforcement agencies through trainings, community service functions and competitions. Those in the Post get to participate in regional conferences, and tactical competitions yearly. With the opportunity to attend these competitions and the many other county events, you have the chance to meet other explorers and law enforcement officials from around the country.

Training sessions include all the different jobs that deputies perform on a daily basis at the Sheriff’s Office to include, Patrol, Detentions, Investigations and Administrative functions of law enforcement. This program allows young adults to gain the experience of law enforcement and to be the part of a larger family.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum 14 years old and completed 8th grade, and not yet 18 years old
  • Good physical and mental condition
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Parent/guardian approval
  • Willing to make a commitment to attend meetings and complete 8 hours community service monthly
  • Able to successfully communicate in written and spoken English
  • Possess qualities of honesty, maturity, self-discipline and initiative
  • Have desire to learn

Meetings are held Tuesday evenings at 6pm.

Applications are accepted August – October annually

For more information contact Deputy Keith Mathena at 303-660-7505 or kmathena@dcsheriff.net

For more information on Exploring go to www.learningforlife.org

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