What is the Explorer
The Tehama County Sheriff’s Explorer Scout program is a youth oriented program
affiliated with the regional and national organizations of the Boy Scouts of
America. It's primary purpose is to provide, through actual experience, a means
by which young men and women may determine if they would like to pursue a career
in law enforcement.
The program gives young adults an opportunity to “explore” the law enforcement
career field. The Explorer Program is operated by the Tehama County Sheriff’s
Office with support
from all Tehama County law enforcement agencies.
Explorers not only work with officers from the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office,
but also works actively with the Red Bluff Police Department, the Corning Police
Department, the California Highway Patrol, and the California Department of
Fish and Game.
One goal is to provide young adults with “hands-on” experiences they may not
get in a traditional educational setting. Another goal of the program is to
encourage young adults to become more involved in the community they live in. By
participating in the Explorer Program, young adults will not only be providing a
valuable service to their community, but they will also be saying “no” to
alcohol and drugs, staying out of trouble, maintaining good grades, and becoming
a positive member of society.
Young adults who participate in the Explorer Program receive experience in the
officers on patrol
Working in the jail
various jobs in the law enforcement field
procedures and radio codes
outings, and fun trips
and National Explorer meetings and conferences
All males and females meeting the following requirements are encouraged to apply
14 to 21 years of
Live in Tehama
school, have graduated high school, or have a G.E.D.
Must have good
Must not have been
convicted of any felony or serious misdemeanor crime
Must not be on any
type of law enforcement probation or academic probation
Appear before an
Explorer Post membership committee for an oral interview
background investigation prior to appointment
Each Explorer will be on a one (1) year probation period before being given full
membership. During this time, you must complete a minimum of 48 hours of
jail duty before participating in the patrol ride-a-long program. You will
also need to pass a radio code test with a satisfactory score determined by the
Each Explorer is also required to purchase and maintain a regulation uniform.
The regulation uniform consists of Department approved shirt, tie, pants,
leather belt, and black shoes or boots. Additional leather gear is
The average price for the required uniform ranges from $125 to $150. This
cost is not reimbursable.
Applications may be obtained at the Tehama County Sheriff's Office located at
22840 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff, CA 96080 on weekdays between the hours of
9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
You may also obtain
an application from any Explorer Post #120 member or by clicking on the printer
Members of the Tehama
County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post #120