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:
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:
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: email@example.com or by telephone at: 843-255-3316.
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.