Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Explorer Post 900
18 Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorers
17 St. Petersburg Police Department Explorers
11 Pinellas Park Police Department Explorers
12 Adult Advisors
Member of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 900 are headed this weekend to Florida Sheriff Caruth Camp in Inglis, Florida for three days of leadership training. The Sheriff’s Explorers will be joined by Explorers from St. Petersburg Police and Pinellas Park Police Departments. 46 Explorers in all will attend this second annual camp.
The Leadership Camp begins this evening, Friday, February 1, 2013 and ends mid-afternoon on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
The Leadership Camp takes place at the Florida Sheriff Caruth Camp located at 14770 SE Highway 19, Inglis Florida.
Explorers from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, St Petersburg and Pinellas Park Police Departments will be involved 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 will be present to provide instruction. This is the second year in which this event is held.
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 sheriff’s 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 727 453-7461.