• Explorers with awards
  • Explorers in Key West
  • Explorer at jail facility
  • Explorer in large sheriff vehicle
  • Explorers at Prophetstown State Park
  • Explorer making crafts with child
  • Explorers at a park
  • Explorers at the shooting range
  • Explorers doing cross-fit
  • Explorer aiming down the gun range
  • Explorers taking notes
  • Explorers at the Tennessee-North Carolina State Line

Explorer Post #900

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Explorer Program (Post #900) offers young people the opportunity to experience firsthand the challenges and rewards of a career in law enforcement or corrections including investigations, forensics, training, and more.  Explorers interact with deputy sheriffs who serve as mentors and instructors, some of whom were once Explorers themselves.

Post #900 Explorers are immersed in several facets of our agency’s operations and has earned national championships in several law enforcement exploring categories such as scenario-based, shooting, Honor Guard, and drill teams.

To become a Post #900 Explorer, applicants must be:

  • Between 14 and 17 years old (age 15 in 8th grade and age 18 in 12th grade okay)
  • Enrolled in high school, home school, or virtual school
  • A good student with regular attendance and maintain a minimum 2.0 or “C” GPA
  • Of good moral character with no felony convictions (background check required)
  • Able to perform physical activities regularly
  • Able to arrange transportation to/from all meetings and training sessions (we follow the school calendar year including holidays and breaks)
  • Able to attend all meetings (at advisor’s discretion, some exceptions may be made for school events e.g. band, sports, etc.)
  • Paramilitary/boot camp style - The post is run with a high level of expectations for behavior, appearance, physical training and responsibility level.

If you are interested in joining the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post #900:

Please complete the form below. Currently we are not having in-person meetings. Once your information is received we will email you a link to join us on Zoom. Meetings are held every Tuesday from 6pm-9pm. We start promptly at 6pm. Video is not required to participate but preferred. If you have any questions please email post900@pcsonet.com.






 

 

Contact Information

 

Resources

Boy Scouts of America Exploring

https://www.exploring.org/

Florida Association of Police Explorers

http://www.floridaexplorers.net

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council

Miccosukee District
tampabayscouting.org

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

To promote public safety and strengthen domestic security by providing services in partnership with local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies to prevent, investigate, and solve crimes while protecting Florida’s citizens and visitors.
www.fdle.state.fl.us

Property Room

On-line police auctions.Support given back to Explorer Posts including Post 900.

http://www.propertyroom.com

Affordable Colleges Online

Online Security & Identity Theft Protection for College Students
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/identity-theft-protection-for-college-students/

Dine Out Day in May

Every May The Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association endorses Dine Out Day.  Please follow this link for FAQs about this event.

Other Explorer Post Links:

Explorer Post #980 – St. Petersburg Police Department
Explorer Post #995 – Gulfport Police Department
Explorer Post #275 – Tampa Police Department
Explorer Post #912 – Pinellas Park Police Department

Non Emergency Line: (727) 582-6200 | In an Emergency call 911ADA info