Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Invites You To Become a
Deputy Explorer








Join Us!

Since its inception in 1969, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Law Enforcement Explorer Program has created new inroads of understanding between youth, law enforcement, and the general citizenry.

Deputy Explorers are not just “talkers.” They receive extensive training and then actively participate in community affairs and non-hazardous law enforcement activities.

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Subjects covered in this Program Description:

image What is Law Enforcement Exploring?
image What Do Deputy Explorers Do?
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image Who Are We Seeking?
image How and Where Do I Join?
image List of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Stations

What is Law Enforcement Exploring?

The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is a Sheriff’s Department youth oriented program. It is affiliated with the special interest phase of the Boy Scouts of America.

Its primary purpose is to provide, through actual experience, a means by which young men and women may determine if they would like to pursue a career in law enforcement.

The program also provides the Sheriff’s Department with additional human resources and it opens an important avenue of understanding with an energetic, concerned society of young people.

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What Do Deputy Explorers Do?


Deputy Explorers assist Regular Deputy Sheriffs by performing non-hazardous duties such as report writing, bicycle licensing, public fingerprinting, assist in “Operation Kid Print,” crowd assistance at parades and civic events, anti-crime campaigns, search missions, and statistical computations.

Deputy Explorers usually work at the Sheriff s Station closest to their homes. Special assignments, such as parades, air shows, conferences, and expositions, will sometimes require that an Explorer travel to other parts of the County.

Deputy Explorers are non-compensated but completely insured while in training and on duty. New members are expected to furnish their own uniforms and equipment upon acceptance into the Program.

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After acceptance into the Program, initial training for new Deputy Explorers takes place at one of the Sheriff’s Explorer Academies. They are located at 11515 South Colima Road, Whittier, and at The College of the Canyons, 26455 N. Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. The Explorer Academy consists of approximately 184 hours of instruction during 18 weeks of training on Saturdays.

Subjects such as community relations, criminal law, demeanor, firearms safety, narcotics control, police procedures and weaponless defense must be mastered. The trainees are required to undergo drill and physical training as well as their classroom work.

Satisfactory completion of the Academy earns the Deputy Explorer ten high school unit credits. In some cases, college credit can also be earned by post-graduation Academy involvement.


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Who Are We Seeking?


To qualify for the position of Deputy Explorer, you must:

  • have at least a “C” average in high school,
  • be between the ages of 15 and 21 years of age, and,
  • be of good moral character without any serious arrest record.

Deputy Explorers must meet the same basic physical requirements as a Deputy Sheriff.

The next step in the selection process involves a passing grade on an oral interview and a medical examination.

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How and Where Do I Join?

If you decide you want to become a Law Enforcement Explorer, and you feel that you meet the minimum qualifications, please contact the Explorer Advisor at any of the Sheriff’s Stations located throughout the County, and listed below. You need not live in an area policed entirely by the Sheriff’s Department to become a member of the Explorer Program.

You may obtain further information about the Program by clicking here, contacting Reserve Forces Bureau, 11515 South Colima Road. Whittier, 90604, or calling (562) 946-7871. We invite you to call if you are uncertain about any aspects of the Program.

Discuss the Law Enforcement Explorer Program with your friends and family. Make a decision today, explore law enforcement, and provide vital services to your community.


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For Further Information:

Or contact the Explorer Advisor
at your nearest Sheriff’s Station.

List of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Stations


780 East Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001

(626) 798-1131


215 Summer Street
Avalon, CA 90704

(310) 510-0174


21356 S. Avalon Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745

(310) 830-1123


11703 Alameda Street
Lynwood, CA 90262

(213) 567-8121


18135 Bloomfield Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703

(562) 860-0044

Crescenta Valley

4554 Briggs Ave.
La Crescenta, CA 91214

(818) 248-3464

East Los Angeles

5019 E. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA 90022

(213) 264-4151


150 N. Hudson Ave.
Industry, CA 91744

(626) 330-3322


5130 N. Clark Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90712

(562) 866-9061


501 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534

(661) 948-8466


4331 Lennox Blvd.
Inglewood, CA 90304

(310) 671-7531


26123 S. Narbonne
Lomita, CA 90717

(310) 539-1661

Malibu / Lost Hills

27050 Agoura Road
Lost Hills, CA 91301

(818) 878-1808

Marina Del Rey

13851 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

(310) 823-7762

Metro Transit Services Bureau

One Gateway Plaza
(LASD Office)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 216-0491
(323) 563-5000


12335 Civic Center Drive
Norwalk, CA 90650

(562) 863-8711


1020 E. Palmdale Blvd.
Palmdale, CA 93550

(661) 267-4300

Pico Rivera

6631 S. Parsons Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA 90660

(562) 949-2421


8838 E. Las Tunas Drive
Temple City, CA 91780

(626) 285-7171

San Dimas

122 N. San Dimas Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773

(909) 599-1261

Santa Clarita Valley

23740 Magic Mtn. Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91335

(661) 255-1121

Walnut /
Diamond Bar

21695 E. Valley Blvd.
Walnut, CA 91789

(909) 595-2264

West Hollywood

720 N. San Vincente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

(310) 855-8850