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LASD - Crescenta Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Tuesday January 4th, 2022 :: 12:54 p.m. PST


Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station is Actively Recruiting For The Next Explorer Academy!

We are looking for young adults who are between 14 and 20 years of age.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Explorer Academy is an 18 week commitment. The Academy is held every Saturday once started. The next academy will be held at STARS Center in Whittier starting Late February, 2022.

Requirements needed:
-GPA of 2.0 or higher
-No serious criminal record/probation
-Must pass drug screening
-Must submit to a background check

The Explorers will be trained in laws, searching/handcuffing, writing reports, handling calls for service (domestic violence, family disturbance, felony traffic stops, active shooters, assaults, etc). When trained, they can go on “ride-a-longs” with full time deputies on patrol in La Cañada Flintridge or La Crescenta. As the Explorer gains experience, they have the opportunity to go on ride-a-longs at other stations throughout the county.

The Crescenta Valley Station Explorers assist with numerous events such as the La Cañada Fiesta Days Parade, La Cañada Turkey Trot, Station Open House, Haunted Jail, and Volunteer Rummage sale.

The Crescenta Valley Explorer Post has attended over 100 competitions. The Explorers have earned hundreds of trophies and certificates for their participation in these competitions. During the competitions the Explorers compete against other Explorer posts from across the United States.

Meetings are usually held every second and fourth Monday of each month excluding holidays, school commitments, family obligations etc.

Over the years our Explorers have gone onto the Naval Academy, Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard. Several of our Explorers have graduated the Sheriff’s Academy and become Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff’s, San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s, Glendale Police Officers, and Los Angeles Police Officers.

If you are between 14 and 20 and law enforcement interests you, please contact the Explorer Coordinators:

Sergeant John Gilbert--------818-236-4027
Deputy Marcelo Ruiz-----------818-236-4026

LASD - Crescenta Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
4554 Briggs Ave
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA 91214

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-248-3464

John Gilbert
Crescenta Valley Station
[email protected]

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