Welcome to SCSO Explorer Post 517!

The Seminole County Sheriff's Office Youth Deputy Unit is co-sponsored with the Boy Scouts of America Police Explorer Program and Seminole County PAL. It is the intent of the program to promote community service and law enforcement career exploration through training and hands-on interaction. The Post is open to teenagers entering the 9th grade through 21 years of age.

Founded in the late 1960's, Explorer Post 517 is the Sheriff's Office oldest community relations program. Explorers are trained in arrest techniques, leadership, crime scene investigation, traffic control, fingerprinting, traffic stops and enforcement procedures. They are permitted to ride with deputy sheriffs to gain first-hand experience in law enforcement, participate on a pistol team that attends statewide competitions, and join an Honor Guard that represents the Sheriff's Office at parades and other ceremonial events.