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LASD - Crescenta Valley Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Monday December 26th, 2022 :: 09:06 a.m. PST


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

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Explorer Academy is an 18-week program where young adults learn more about the Sheriff's Department. The Academy is held every Saturday once started. The next academy will be held at STARS Center in Whittier starting Late February, 2023.  Once the recruit graduates, the recruit will be assigned to our station.
In order to participate in the academy, the recruit must:

-Be between the ages of 14 and 19 years old
-Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
-Have 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 also assist with numerous community events such as the La Cañada Fiesta Days Parade, La Cañada Turkey Trot, National Night Out, and our Haunted Jail.
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 the ages of 14 and 19 and law enforcement interests you, please contact the Explorer Coordinator Deputy Marcelo Ruiz at 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

Deputy Marcelo Ruiz
Crescenta Valley Station
[email protected]

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