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Explorer Post 2008

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office recognizes a need to build strong rapport and professional relationships with area youth. Chartered by the Boy Scouts of America, Explorer Post 2008 is a function of the Sheriff’s Office that puts young people, who are interested in law enforcement, in direct contact with Deputies.

An Explorer Post is fundamentally a Scout group for young adults, male or female, who are between 14 and 21 years of age and have completed the eighth grade.  The mission of Exploring is to help young people mature at this particular stage of their lives to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. This is done through a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests.

Explorer Post 2008 meets twice a month. At these meetings, Explorers are instructed on different topics related to the law enforcement field including: conducting traffic stops; completing paperwork; investigating traffic collisions; serving warrants; legal knowledge; and physical fitness. 

Explorers get hands on experience through a variety of scenarios acted out before other Explorers and Post Advisors.  They also assist in a variety of functions at the Sheriff’s Office to include traffic control at football games, parades and other community activities.

 Requirements to be an Explorer

  • Reside in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • Between the Ages of 14 - 20
  • Attend Meetings at the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office
    Once Every Two Weeks at 7pm on Tuesdays.

Benefits of being an Explorer

  • Uniform
  • Badge
  • Ride-Along Program
  • Trips and Camp Outs
  • Jr. Police Academy
  • Police Training
  • Sports Teams
  • Working at Sporting Events
  • Community Crime Prevention Fairs and D.A.R.E. Fairs


If you are interested in joining the Explorer program,  please contact Lieutenant Marty Crain, or
 Lieutenant Larry Young at (864) 984-4967.


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