Explorer Post #449 Overview

Explorer Post #449 is part of the Community Programs and Services Division and is under the command of a Captain and a Lieutenant serving as the Reserve Bureau Commander. Explorer Post #449 was founded in 1959 and is the first law enforcement post in the nation. With nine separate divisions, 225 Explorers and 42 Advisors, Explorer Post #449 has contributed 35,618 hours in 2012. To watch an exciting video about our older Explorers (14-20) with Post 449 -Orange County Sheriff's Department, please click "See Video".

"NEW" Middle School Explorer Club Pilot Program

Middle School Explorer Clubs

Our newest program reaches out to 6th-8th graders. These students benefit from the same real-world career experiences as their older counterparts, but in a more age-appropriate setting.

Student Benefits:

  • Character Development
  • Build self-confidence
  • Leadership development
  • Social development
  • Unique career experiences, networking and internships
  • Volunteer community service
  • Group collaboration and teamwork


Since 1998, Learning for Life has partnered with thousands of businesses and organizations to bring “real-world” career experiences to young men and women through its Exploring programs. Our programs provide an ideal, interactive link between the academic environment and the real world.

Schools, Businesses and Organization Benefits:

  • Easy to start a post
  • Proven and flexible model
  • Potential future employees
  • General Liability Insurance

Student Benefits:

  • Build self-confidence and character
  • Leadership and social skills development
  • Unique career experiences and internships
  • Volunteer service opportunities

Career Fields

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Arts and Humanities Aviation Aviation
Communications Engineering Fire Services
Health Servcies Law Enforcement Law  and Government
Science Trade Skills Social Services

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