​​Explorer Post Program (EPP)

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Sergeant Salvador Rodriguez​
Program Coordinator​​
630-444-3301 Office


Join the members of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post Program (EPP), where you receive firsthand knowledge of the responsibilities and duties of Kane County Sheriff Hain and his deputies and officers with​​in the community. The EPP is for those who are interested in law enforcement or a related criminal justice field. EPP is overseen by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), where young adult males and females are welcome to join. EPP members will participate in class room and field instruction with experienced Police Officers, Corrections Officers, and Court Security Officers covering topics of the criminal justice system within the operations of the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Topics include handling domestic disputes, processing crime scenes, arrest techniques, inmate management, CRT, K9 handling, and Courthouse security. The Explorer's leadership and training will benefit participants by providing an excellent foundation for careers in law enforcement as fulltime Police officers, Corrections Officers, or Court Security Officers within local Sheriff’s Offices and Police Departments by helping to prepare participants to become better citizens and community members through character development.

Program Highlights:

  • Exposure to law enforcement careers: Patrol, Corrections, Court Security
  • Learning responsibilities
  • Character building
  • Mental and Physical development


  • Young adults between the ages of 14-20
  • Live in Kane County
  • Currently enrolled in a local academic institution
  • Grade point average of C or better
  • No previous arrests or felony convictions

(Note, extenuating circumstances may be reviewed on a case by case basis)

Membership Application Process:

To apply for membership, the application packet must be completed and signed. The packet includes the Explorer application, terms, and a liability release waiver


Members will be involved in a wide variety of training topics, such as evidence collection, crime prevention, CPR, fingerprinting, Corrections, Court Security, courtroom and patrol procedures, report writing, and other topics.


Meetings will be held at the Sheriff’s Office with a date/date/frequency to be determined.

Community Service:

Members are expected to volunteer to benefit the Office and the community of Kane County, which may include special events, like National Night Out, parades, and Office projects.

To learn additional program details, visit Kane County Sheriff’s Office website at www.kanesheriff.com.

What is the Explorer Post Program?

The purpose of the program is to provide young adults who may be interested in a career in law enforcement with a comprehensive curriculum of training, competition, service and practical experiences. Participants develop an awareness of the purpose, mission, and objectives of law enforcement agencies.​

Why do we believe in the Explorer Post Program?

Because it provides the Sheriff’s Office an opportunity to further an investment in its own future through contrastive relationships with young adults contemplating a career in the field of criminal justice. Also, by partnering with Boys Scout of America, who has a proven track record for success in building partnerships, citizenship, and patriotism.

What are our goals?

To provide a program that provides training that educates young adults on the purpose, mission, and objective of law enforcement agencies. To provide help prepare participants to become better citizens and community members through character development.

Is the Explorer Post Program for me?

If you are 14 years old and less than 21 years old and are interested in the criminal justice field, then yes.

What are the topics covered?

Patrol duties, Correctional duties, Court Security duties, crime scene technics, SWAT, K9s, CPR, Bomb Squad, and a host of other interesting topics that are unique to the Sheriff’s Office.

How do I register?

Apply N​ow​