YSCO Explorer Patch

YCSO – Explorer Program

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office participates in the Law Enforcement Explorer program under an affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America. To provide better information about law enforcement, the EXPLORER program 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 program is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement. Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.

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 additional information,  Explorers 

For an application or more information about the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Explorer 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