Explorer Program - Post 278

Are you interested in law enforcement? Are you between the ages of 14 and 21? Check out Explorer Post 278 at BCSO!


Post Advisor: Kiera Morris

Explorer Post

Law Enforcement Exploring is a program developed by Learning for Life, in conjunction with local police agencies, for youths to further explore the field of law enforcement. Any youth, male or female, between the ages of fourteen and twenty may join.

Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis:

  • career opportunities
  • life skills
  • citizenship
  • character education
  • leadership experience

It is the goal at BCSO to recruit young men and women who would like to learn about the different types of law enforcement jobs and their duties. Through this education and various situational experiences, these young adults will learn to make better life decisions and potentially decide to pursue a career in law enforcement.

BCSO Explorers from Post 278 meet every two weeks on Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm and alternate between the Hilton Head Office and the Beaufort Office. Explorers will get a uniform and during meetings they will learn and develop law enforcement skills. Explorers could also be involved in the following types of community activities:

  • Community Crime Watches
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • Community Car Washes
  • Community Clean-ups
  • High School Graduation
  • Ride Along Program
  • Walks for Cancer

If you meet the below requirements and would like to inquire about the BCSO Explorer Program, please contact Post Advisor Kiera Morris (Monday thru Friday between 8 am and 5 pm) by email: kieram@bcgov.net or by telephone at: 843-255-3316.

General Requirements:

  • Between the ages of 14 and 20
  • Must be drug free
  • No criminal record
  • Motivated to learn about law enforcement
  • Responsible
  • Show respect for advisors
  • Dedicate some time to post activities
  • Activities

Ride-Along Program

A Ride-Along is an opportunity to ride with an on-duty officer. During ride-alongs, Explorers are allowed to assist with writing reports and with speaking over the radio in 10-Code (used when communicating activity to dispatch.)

Explorers are not allowed to carry a weapon of any type, nor are they allowed to make arrests, write tickets or accompany a deputy sheriff while transporting a prisoners.