Explorer Program

Post 556
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About Us

The Indian River County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Explorer Program, Explorer Post 556, offers young people the opportunity to experience firsthand the challenges and rewards a career in public safety will offer.


The purpose of Law Enforcement Exploring is to provide young adults with a program designed to build positive character traits, develop and promote personal and mental fitness. This kind of program helps us to build strong interpersonal skills and confidence; showing responsibility towards others and our community; and being mentally, emotionally, and physically stable.


A Sheriff's Office deputy supervises the Indian River County Sheriff's Explorer Post 556. All activities are performed under the supervision of department members. All activities are coordinated with both male and female advisors.

Community Service Projects

Community service projects include: Assisting with parking at special events, Parades, Assisting with other non-profit events


Explorers raise funds to support many of their programs through car washes, community donations, and other events.


Participants attend statewide conferences for law enforcement-related Explorer posts, where they compete in law enforcement contests and increase their knowledge of the criminal justice system.