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The Seminole County Sheriff's Office Youth Deputy Unit was founded in the late 1960s and is known as Explorer Post #517. The Explorer program is co-sponsored with the Boy Scouts of America Police Explorer Program and Seminole County Police Athletic League (PAL) . The program promotes community service and law enforcement career exploration through training and hands-on interaction.

The Post is open to teenagers entering the 9th grade through 21 years of age. Explorers are trained in arrest techniques, leadership, crime scene investigation, traffic control, fingerprinting, traffic stops and enforcement procedures. Explorers are permitted to ride with deputy sheriffs to gain first-hand experience in law enforcement, participate on a pistol team that attends statewide competitions, and join an Honor Guard that represents the Sheriff's Office at parades and other ceremonial events.

For more information on how to join please contact Stephanie Berrios at sberrios@seminolesheriff.org or visit the Seminole County PAL website.

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Seminole County Sheriff's Office
100 Eslinger Way
Sanford, Florida 32773
Phone: (407) 665-6650