Sheriff’s Office seeking applicants for Explorer Post 86

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office is seeking applicants for the Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 86.

Explorer Post 86 is sponsored by the Blount County Sheriff’s Office as a community-based policing program. This program, developed by the Boy Scouts of America, is designed to educate and involve young men and women in police operations and to interest them in law enforcement functions.

Qualifications say applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 21, have a good moral character, maintain a C average or higher, have a clean driving record, have a clean criminal or juvenile record, be willing to volunteer time to attend Explorer functions, be willing to commit to the Explorer Code and exemplify the professional image of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office

Any male or female young adult who meets the requirements may apply.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office Explorer program provides career training in patrol procedures, laws of arrest, leadership, field rides with patrol officers, traffic control, report writing, fingerprinting, and many other law enforcement related topics. Explorers also work in the community conducting crowd control at festivals, parades, and high school football games. Explorers also work on community projects.

Explorer Post 86 meets every other Monday at 5 p.m. at the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, 940 East Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville. The next scheduled meeting is July 14.

For more information, contact the Explorer coordinator, Deputy Wade Hurst, at 865-273-5271.

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