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Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Patrol Services

The Sheriff's Office is honored to host Explorer Post 2649 which is comprised of ambitious young men and women from ages 16 to 20 who are interested in a career related to law enforcement. The program is designed to introduce to the Explorers the various components of law enforcement including patrol and correctional responsibilities.  Some of these components are correctional responsibilities and opportunities, basic handcuffing and searching, felony stops, and domestic violence response; along with more advanced training opportunities like active shooter response and building searches.

Training sessions with experienced Explorer Advisors and additional officers provide the Explorers insight into law enforcement duties responsibilities and expectations the members of the Sheriff's Office must carry out on duty and off.

Other aspects of the program Explorers are responsible for include: raising money to supplement the program, participating in competitions throughout the state with other Explorer Posts, providing assistance in Oakland County community where needed, and representing the Sheriff’s Office in a professional and respectful manner.

The Explorers have assisted with child fingerprinting programs, the promotion of boating safety and representation of the Sheriff's Office at various events. The Sheriff's Office is extremely proud of this group of young, dedicated men and women.


If interested in this program please e-mail ocso@oakgov.com.
To download an application to become an Explorer, please click HERE.