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Calling all youth: KCSO recruiting for upcoming Explorer Post

Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Patrol Car (FILE)
Posted at 10:42 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 13:45:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern County Sheriff's Office is recruiting interested participants ages 15 to 21 for its Explorer Post.

The program is designed to provide an insight into the world of law enforcement even if the participant doesn't choose a career in law enforcement.

Program "explorers" will volunteer at several sheriff's office and community related events such as Kern County Fair, physical training, rodeos, and parades.

Some of the membership qualifications are below:

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 21.
  • Must have no outstanding warrants and no felony record.
  • Must be enrolled in school with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, maintain at least a "C" average in ALL classes.
  • Must contribute at least 12 hours a month to meetings and events.

KCSO says the next testing date to apply is June 1 at 8 a.m. at Standard Middle School (1222 N. Chester Avenue, Bakersfield).

If you have questions you can contact KCSO Volunteer Services at 661-392-6066.