The Explorer program has a stringent selection process and only takes the most qualified applicants. Once selected, an Explorer is expected to maintain a high level of standards.
Explorers perform deputy-related functions by assisting clerical and sworn personnel with a variety of activities. These range from assisting with parking at public events, such as the recent Hale Boggs Bridge Run, to marching in the Luling and Des Allemands parades. Explorer Post #15 members also assist with the St. Charles Council on Aging, Mardi Gras Ball, and the Sheriff Office's Reserve Academy graduation ceremony.
To participate, Explorers must:
Be 15 years to 21 years of age (14-year-olds in the ninth grade are also accepted)
Maintain a C average in all school work through the 12th grade
Have no record of serious arrests or convictions
Maintain good moral character
Be free of any physical deficiencies that would jeopardize the Explorer or others in the program
Present a written recommendation from a teacher, religious leader, or other responsible non-related adult