Yulee, Fla. – The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Post traveled to the Florida Sheriffs Explorers Association Delegates meeting in Palm Beach County, in November 2017. While there the kids participated in defensive tactics training, shooting on the range, traffic stop training, shoot don’t shoot simulations, low lighting search and rescue, team challenges and individual obstacle course.
The Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Unit is a member of the Florida Sheriffs Explorer Association. The Florida Sheriff’s Explorer Association is made up of 35 Explorer Posts from around the State of Florida. Each Post is comprised of young adults that are exploring the field of law enforcement. These young adults are males and females ages 13 to 21 years old. The association was created to allow Sheriff’s Explorer Posts to meet quarterly to train, network, and meet other Explorers from different types of agencies and different ways of life.
Law enforcement exploring provides educational training for youth and young adults on the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities and community service activities.
To be eligible to join NCSO’s Explorer Unit, you must be of good moral character, maintain respect for law enforcement, maintain school attendance, be attending or have graduated from high school or college, maintain a 2.0 grade point average, be between 13 and 21 years old, pass a background check and be a current resident of Nassau County.
For further information about the NCSO Explorer program contact the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office at 77151 Citizens Circle, Yulee, Florida 32097 or 904-225-0331. The NCSO Exploring Unit is a non-profit 501(3) (c) charitable organization.