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The Clarke County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the creation of the C.C.S.O. Law Enforcement Explorers Post 331. Our “Law Enforcement Explorer Post” is a co-ed program that gives high school students the opportunity to interact with many experts in this field. You’re sure to have a great time learning about your “future career”, and your participation will obviously look good on job resumes and college applications! Additionally, as a participant in the Exploring Program, you will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships at both the national and local levels. Meetings are held at the Jail Training Room. For directions call 706-613-3270 or go to our contact page for driving directions to the jail.

Clarke County Sheriff's Office

Law Enforcement Explorer

POST 331 


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Event: Arrest and Search Techniques

Scene: Explorers will form a detail to search an apartment occupied by suspected narcotics dealers. Arrest and search warrants, inert service revolvers, handcuffs, and badges or credentials will be provided. Explorers will be graded on effective entry; situation control; the search; locating, identifying, and preserving evidence; and arrest techniques.

Event: Bomb Threat Response

Scene: An office building. The team leader will be briefed on a bomb threat called to a local business. Upon arrival at the business, the team will be met by the office manager of the business and the receptionist who received the bomb threat. It is the Explorer's responsibility to assess the situation, conduct the proper interviews, conduct a bomb search if necessary, and resolve the situation expediently within the allotted period of time.

Event: Burglary in Progress

Scene: Apartment or simulated residence. Two patrol officers respond to a call from an individual who claims his/her home has been burglarized and the suspects may still be in the residence. Upon arrival, the two officers are faced with a situation with many unknown dangers. Another patrol car is available for backup.

Event: Crime Prevention

Scene: Part I consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. Part II consists of the preparation and delivery of a "minitalk" on neighborhood watch/operation identification before a panel of crime prevention practitioners who are acting as a group of concerned citizens forming a neighborhood watch in their community. Ratings will be based on familiarity with concepts of neighborhood watch and operation identification.

On-site aids available: Home Survey and Loss Prevention Survey forms will be provided.

Event: Crime Scene Search

Scene: Explorers will be measured on their ability to process the scene of a recent crime. A crime scene processing kit will be available. Grades will reflect: how effectively the Explorer in command assigns duties and responsibilities to the rest of the detail; the effectiveness of securing the scene; the thoroughness of the crime scene search; the handling and preservation of physical evidence; photographing and diagramming the scene; and the developing of latent fingerprints, etc., within the allotted time.

Event: Domestic Crisis Intervention

Scene: Apartment or simulated residence, family situation. Two patrol officers have been assigned to respond to an unknown domestic disturbance. Another car is available as a backup. Upon arrival, the first two Explorers are faced with a classic domestic confrontation.

Grades will reflect how well Explorers handle this potentially dangerous situation. If the subjects are handled properly, the participants will calm down and allow the officers to effect reconciliation. If handled improperly, the situation will escalate, forcing an arrest.

Event: Emergency Field First Aid

Scene: The Explorer team will respond to a report of an injured person lying in an alley. The victim, an elderly person, has been assaulted and robbed and is injured. Explorers must assess the injuries and provide appropriate first aid until an ambulance arrives.

The team will be expected to have the ability to administer first aid for a variety of injuries, particularly CPR, bleeding, and broken bones. The team must also be able to identify the symptoms of shock and heart attack and react accordingly. Explorers will be evaluated on the thoroughness of their initial examination of the victim for injuries; the appropriateness and thoroughness of their response to the injuries they find. If available, CPR administration will be rated by a mechanical resuscitation mannequin. Materials for the safe conduct of this scenario will be provided.

Event: Hostage Negotiation

Scene: The Explorer team will be judged on how it deals with an individual holding a hostage in a residence; how effectively it establishes contact with the suspect; the manner in which it responds to the suspect's demands; and its success in satisfactorily resolving the incident within the allotted time. Explorers will be graded on their ability to determine the initial facts and proceed with their investigation as necessary.

Event: Shoot/Don't Shoot

Scene: Each Explorer will be placed in a series of situational shooting scenes. The firearms will be laser-equipped; individuals score on their judgment. The total team score will determine the team winner.

Event: Traffic Accident Investigation

Scene: Teams will respond to a traffic accident involving a vehicle and pedestrian (fatality). Grades will be based on the assignment of responsibilities at the scene; techniques of accident investigation; field sketch; interview of the driver; accident report; and traffic citations issued, if required. The vehicle will simulate a collision with a pedestrian, using taped or real skid marks, debris, and a dummy pedestrian. The police vehicle will be equipped with accident reports, Polaroid camera, 50-foot measuring tape, notepaper, traffic citations, and an accident investigation notebook.

Event: Traffic Stop

Scene: The Explorers will be graded on their ability to deal with the potentially dangerous situation with regard to effecting the stop of the vehicle; approaching the vehicle with care; courtesy; completeness in interviewing the occupants; reacting to the unknown; and recognizing the need to call for a backup unit.

The Explorer in command will be advised that two members of his/her post are to be placed in a patrol vehicle and will simulate patrol functions when they encounter a vehicle for a seemingly routine traffic violation. The remaining two Explorers will comprise the backup unit.

Event: White-Collar Crime

Scene: You are acting as a team of two to four detectives assigned to the Fraud Squad of your police department. You have been actively investigating a land fraud scheme involving the sale of prime land with views of the Grand Canyon. You have received many complaints from people in your city who have purchased the prime property from Cactus Patch Land Sales Inc. Each buyer has paid $50,000 for a lot. When the buyers tried to visit the property, they discovered it was not located where they had been told. In fact, the property was located at the bottom of the canyon. There are no roads, electricity, water, or sewage system on the property as promised by the sales representative.

You are developing sufficient evidence against the suspect(s) for presentation to the district attorney. A search warrant for the company's office has been authorized. Your team will make a surprise visit to the suspect's office for an interview and search of the premises for additional information. If you find sufficient evidence to arrest the suspect, you are authorized to do so.






















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