Explorers

Explore how you can become a part of our team and make an impact in the Forsyth County community.

Watch our 1-minute video congratulating Sgt Dowd.

The Explorers program is a hands-on introduction to law enforcement and criminal justice for teenagers.

Join the Explorers

  • Must be 14 to 20 years old
  • Must have completed 8th grade
  • Must be interested in law enforcement
  • Must complete an application
  • Must pass a background check

Survival Weekend

The Explorers compete every year in Survival Weekend at the BSA Camp Raven Knob in Mount Airy. This annual competition tests physical agility, strength, and teamwork, all while building quality leadership characteristics. Events include:

  • Felony Vehicle Stops
  • Obstacle Course (mini POPAT)
  • Sit-ups
  • Push-ups
  • Suspect Run
  • Dodgeball
  • Tug-of-War
  • Survival Run

Learn About Law Enforcement

Explorers learn about all aspects of law enforcement, including:

  • Firearms and Firearms Safety
  • Traffic Stops
  • Subject Control and Arrest Techniques
  • K9s
  • Team Building
  • Physical Fitness
  • Community Involvement

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 975 is chartered through the Boy Scouts of America and the Old Hickory Council. Explorer Post 975 is proud to be the oldest Post in the State of North Carolina.


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. Open to well-qualified young men and women that are at least 14 years old, have completed 8th grade, and are not yet 21 years old, the program is designed for teens interested in criminal justice. Specialized instructors from the FCSO lead Explorers year-round in training, practical experiences, and other activities designed to promote personal growth, physical fitness, and good citizenship.

Triad Chill Plunge

The Explorers help raise funds each year for the NC Special Olympics by participating in different events throughout the year, including jumping in the Triad Chill Polar Plunge.

"I want to personally thank everyone who participated in the Polar Plunge today. It was an awesome experience and my pleasure to participate. Not only do we serve and protect, but we must be a part of the community in which we serve. Thank you to the Special Olympics and to one of the best law enforcement agencies in the world, the FCSO!"
- Sheriff Bobby F. Kimbrough, Jr.

We must engage that which we hope to change. The future needs US now.

Are you ready to serve your community?

Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Contact

301 North Church Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Interested in a job
or inviting FCSO to a job fair?

Phone: 336-917-7008
Email: jobs@fcso.us

Interested in FCSO attending
a community event?

Phone: 336-917-7010
Email: communityoutreach@fcso.us

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