Hardee County Sheriff's Office

900 East Summit St.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone (863) 773-0304
Fax     (863) 773-4593

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Explorer Post 400


Explorer Post 400


A law enforcement Explorer Post is a cadet program designed for students interested in any aspect of law enforcement.  It allows an individual to learn about careers in law enforcement at the Sheriff's Office, develop leadership skills, and create a better understanding between the Sheriff's Office and the youth of OUR community.



1. Must be a resident of Hardee County

2. Must maintain at least a "C" grade average in school

3. Must not have a criminal record

4. Must be of good moral character

5. Must be between the ages of 14 to 20

6. Must have a good school discipline record  

Pistol Range

  An Explorer has the opportunity to learn almost every aspect of law enforcement such as: investigations, fingerprinting, communications, first aid, firearm safety, patrol procedures, crime scene work, records, and many other topics of interest.  Firearms target practice and pistol matches, assisting at parades and other community services are only a few of the projects in which a an Explorer may participate.

Shoe Impession

 If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Deputy Maria Hall at the Hardee County Sheriff's Office, 863-773-0304 xt.225 or email jmarble@hardeeso.com.  There are only a limited number of positions available and will be selected on a first qualified basis.