Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Reserve Forces Bureau

A Tradition of Service since 1850










Frequently Asked Questions

In an effort to help you with your questions, we have provided some Frequently Asked Question that may help you.


How old do I have to be to be an Explorer?

Ages 15-21.


Do I have to have good grades?                               

You must have at least a "C" average.


What if I don't live in Sheriff's Department area?

You do not need to live in an area patrolled by the Sheriff's Department.


Where do I apply?

The station closest to your residence (see station list on the application page).