The Waukesha County Sheriff's Explorer Post #6700 was established in 2007 and in a Learning For Life Program sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America for youth between the ages of 14 and 21. The goal of the program is to expose and prepare youth for a career in law enforcement. The post has meetings twice a month on Sunday evening from 7 - 9 pm. at the Sheriff's Department where they learn about various topics such as traffic stops, use of force, physical fitness, disturbances, decision making, and community relations. Explorer's have leadership opportunities and build confidence through team building skills.

Explorer's later use these skills to compete against Explorer Posts in competitions held throughout the state and country to earn scholarship money for their law enforcement education. This year Explorers Dawson, Jazmine, Taylor, and Patrick, along with our advisors Unger and Farrell, participated in the State Explorer Competition hosted in Wisconsin Dells. Our team took first places in Burglary in Progress, second place in the Bomb Threat event, and because of their overall consistency and high achievement, they earned top honors, capturing the first place President's Award for overall excellence! We are very proud of our team.

The Explorers are preparing to compete this July in the National Law Enforcment Exploring Conference at Purdue University in Indiana. Please contact us if you are interested in sponsoring one of our Explorers for this competition.

The Explorers assist with at least twenty-four hours of volunteer time with various events held throughout the year for the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, such as County Fair, Shop with a Sheriff, Make-A-Wish Fundraiser, and assisting both the Detective Bureau and the Tactical Enforcement Unit. After 6 months of participation, Explorers can also take part in ride-alongs with Deputies on partol.

Explorers actively participate with fundraising for the post. The post is privately funded through private donations and fundraising events. This money assists with the cost of uniforms, equipment, competition fees, and training equipment.

For further information, please contact Deputy Cory Farrell at the Sheriff's Department at 262-548-7122 or email us at WaukeshaExplorers@waukeshacounty.gov