SJSO

ST. JOHNS COUNTY

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

ROBERT A. HARDWICK, SHERIFF

"SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE"

EXPLORER POST 911

EXPLORER POST 911 MISSION

Explorer Post 911 is the premier experience and orientation program for young people considering a career in criminal justice. The mission of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program is to provide a platform for youth, ages 14-21, to explore the field of criminal justice through hands on training, practical application, leadership, communication, and participation in community service projects.

EXPLORER POST 911 OFFERS

Explorer Open House will be held July 1, 2024 from 6pm-7pm. The Open House will provide further insight into everything the Explorer Post 911 entitles and will provide any questions parents may have prior to registering any future candidate.

  • Ride Along program for eligible Explorers at age 14 
  • End of year Explorer Academy
  • Annual National/State Competitions
  • Uniforms Provided
  • End of year trip to theme park
  • Post 911 accommodates a maximum of 40 Explorers / Cadets yearly
  • Community Service Hours

All weekly Monday night meetings take place from 6:30-8:30pm at 911 Law Enforcement Way, St. Augustine, FL 32092

Check your eligibility

To become a St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Explorer, you must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • Must reside within St. Johns County.
  • Must be at least 14 years of age and may stay until their 21st birthday.
  • Must be enrolled in a school: public, private, or home school, or have a high school diploma or G.E.D. If a high school diploma or G.E.D is obtained, the candidate must be enrolled in continuing education (police academy, college/university, or trade school).
  • Candidates, Cadets and Explorers MUST maintain a “C” (2.0) grade point average.
  • Chain of Command (Corporals, Sergeants, Lieutenants, and Captain) MUST maintain a “B” (3.0) grade point average.
  • Must have no criminal history.
  • Must be willing to participate in community service projects.
  • Must have high moral standards and conduct within the community.
  • Must complete Post 911 registration application and be willing to pay corresponding dues (See Fees tab for further details). 

Registration & Fees

The Explorer Application will be available from July 2, 2024-August 1, 2024, unless maximum of 40 Explorers/Cadets are filled.  

Explorers must pay a one-time annual payment, non-refundable $205.00 membership fee upon acceptance into the Post. There are other Post dues throughout the year to help cover food and entry into theme parks / competitions; however, the Post takes a majority of the costs when applicable.

Contact Us!

If you have any questions about the Explorer Program, please submit them using the form below. 

*Do not use this platform to report a crime or other issue(s) which require law enforcement response or action.*