The Martin County Sheriff’s Office offers the Boy Scouts of America Law Enforcement Explorer program for young men and women ages fourteen to twenty-one. Explorer Post Number 887 provides the opportunity to experience police work first hand, as well as develop leadership and citizenship skills that will impact them throughout their lives.


Explorer Post Number 887 participants have an opportunity to learn first hand about law enforcement officers, their training and their role in the community. Explorers are trained in many aspects of law enforcement and are given a chance to perform many of the same tasks that a sworn law enforcement officer does everyday.

Areas of Discipline

The Explorers receive training throughout the year and have the opportunity to attend the Explorer Academy. Areas of discipline include:

  • Basic Patrol Techniques
  • Crash Investigation
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Ethics
  • History and Role of Law Enforcement
  • Human Diversity
  • Problem Solving Policing
  • Report Writing
  • Traffic Stops
  • Water Certification

Living the Explorer Code

Gaining a sense of pride in our community and country, the Explorer learns problem-solving skills, social awareness and individual responsibility. Explorers reinforce character building traits such as leadership, citizenship, ethics and teamwork during outreach projects, which include beach clean-ups, various parking and traffic details during community based special events and other events.


If you are interested in experiencing Law Enforcement Exploring and meet the requirements:

  • 100% support of your parents
  • 14 to 20 years of age
  • Drug and Alcohol Free
  • Enrolled in school and maintain a 2.0 average or graduated
  • Good moral character and willing to follow federal, state and local laws
  • No criminal history

About Explorer Post 887

Martin County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post Number 887 is a not-for-profit, charitable organization and a branch of the Boy Scouts of America. The adult leaders, called Explorer Advisors, are sworn deputy sheriffs and all proceeds gained are used for training materials, insurance, group trips and state and national competitions.

Explorer Post Number 887 has a Color Guard which is used to present the flag of our country at various special events. Martin County Sheriff’s Office Assistant Honor Guard Commander, Andrew Porcelli, is instrumental in the training and deployment of the elite Explorer’s Color Guard.

The young men and women of The Martin County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post Number 887 would like to thank Sheriff Snyder and his deputies, individuals and organizations that have contributed to their training, boot camps, field trips and for their continued encouragement and support.