Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 900 take time for a photo at the second annual Explorer Leadership Development Program Feb. 1-3 at the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Caruth Camp in Inglis.
Members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 900 spent Feb. 1-3 at the Florida Sheriff Caruth Camp in Inglis for three days of leadership training.
The Sheriff’s Explorers were joined by Explorers from St. Petersburg Police and Pinellas Park police departments. 46 Explorers in all attended this second annual camp.
The Explorers took part in a series of team-building, challenge courses and high ropes exercises designed to teach leadership skills and team work. Members of the Sheriff’s Office Command Staff provided instruction.
The Explorer Post is an opportunity for young people to learn firsthand about the challenges and rewards of a career in public safety. The Sheriff’s Offices Explorer Post #900 is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America and is highly regarded with national championships in several categories of Law Enforcement Exploring.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorers are immersed in many facets of the agency’s operations: patrol, corrections, investigations, forensics, training and more. Deputy sheriffs also serve as mentors and instructors, giving Explorers the benefit of their experience in these areas. Several former Explorers are now Pinellas County deputy sheriff’s or city police officers.
Anyone with an interest in the Sheriff’s Explorer Post is asked to contact Deputy Jim Butterfield at 453-7461.