All Cuyahoga County Executive departments and agencies, with the exception of some public safety and emergency offices, will be closed Friday, December 26, 2014. Please use our contact list to check if the agency/department you are trying to reach is open on December 26.

You are here: Home > General Information > Explorers Post 701

Explorers Post 701

Explorer Post 701 is a group of young men and women in high school and college (ages 14 to adult) interested in the field of law enforcement. Areas of interest include, Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, Corrections Officer, Scientific Investigator and Dispatcher.

The program is administered by off-duty Sheriff's Office personnel. The program is sanctioned, insured, and follows the guidelines and rules set forth by the Boy Scouts of America Exploring Division.

Classes include but are not limited to:
  • K-9 Handling
  • Special Weapons & Tactics Training
  • Fingerprinting
  • Handcuffing Techniques
  • Report Writing
  • Court Procedures
  • Sex Crime Investigation
  • Patrol & Traffic Techniques
  • Homicide Investigation
  • FIRST AID and CPR*
*It should be noted that all classes are shortened versions of actual academy classes and are not accredited with the exception of FIRST AID and CPR.

Meeting Times

Every Thursday night 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

How to Join

The Sheriff's Office conducts an annual recruitment program which concludes September 30th of each year. An OPEN HOUSE is scheduled in October where enrollment and interviews are conducted. A student must sign up by November 15th, of each year as academy classes begin. For more information call (216) 443-6000 or (216) 443-2178.