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Yolo County Sheriff's Office

Honored to Serve

Cadet Program

BSA Explorer Post 910


Law Enforcement Exploring is the preeminent career orientation and experience program for young people contemplating a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system.  Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.  Its mission is to offer young adults, 14 and have completed the eighth grade and not yet 21 years old, a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition, and other activities.  Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.

In order to meet the program goals, the cadets receive continuous law enforcement training and work experience.  Trainings are held bi-monthly at the Sheriff’s Office and feature a wide variety of subjects.  Work experience is obtained from providing actual service at various events and functions at the local level including directing traffic, parking, crowd control, and giving assistance when requested such as helping to locate missing persons.  Cadets are required to spend five hours per month attending meetings and training.

Four sworn, and two non-sworn, employees of the Sheriff’s Office serve as Cadet Advisors.  Our Advisors bring a range of experience and expertise to the program and include members of patrol, court services, and CSI.

If you are interested in becoming a Cadet, or have questions about the program, please the Sheriff’s Office at 530-668-5280.