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YSCO Explorer PatchYCSO – Explorer Program

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the youth of Yavapai County through several programs offered within the schools. To provide better information about law enforcement, the EXPLORER program through the Boy Scouts of America was started in Yavapai County in 1989. Prior to this, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office had a similar program that dated back to 1978 called the “cadet” program.

The EXPLORER POST program has allowed the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office to provide a working relationship with our youth to better provide them with the tools necessary to explore Law Enforcement as a career.


Age – Minimum of 14 or 8th grade up to 21 years old.

Gender – Available to all youth, both male and female, attending 8th grade, high school, or college. If out of school, applicant must have a high school diploma or GED.

Grade point average must be equivalent to a “C” or higher.

Other Requirements – Good physical condition is a plus and be of good character. All applicants need to submit an EXPLORER POST application. Upon receipt of application, applicant will be contacted for a date and time of next EXPLORER POST meeting. All applicants will go through a screening process including but not limited to, an oral board review by EXPLORER POST staff and advisors.

Uniforms and Equipment – Upon acceptance into the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office EXPLORER POST, all Explorers will complete a 30 day probationary period. Upon completion of the probationary period, Explorers will be provided with an EXPLORER POST uniform. All other equipment will be the responsibility of the Explorer and must meet requirements set forth by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

Explorer Post Activities:

  • Assisting and working with detention and patrol deputies
  • Participating in ride-along with patrol deputies.
  • Work special assignments, including parades, traffic control and emergencies.
  • Work in communications and perform office functions within the Yavapai County.
  • Attend regular monthly EXPLORER POST meetings.
  • Participate in regular community service projects throughout Yavapai County.
  • Attend mandatory training activities

For an application or more information about the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Exporer Post 7906, contact:

Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office
Explorer Post 7906
928-554-8905 (Camp Verde) 
928-771-3496( Prescott)
2830 Commonwealth Dr, Camp Verde AZ 86322

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