News Story


Explorer Academy Graduation 2017
7/27/2017 5:45:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Explorer Academy Graduation 2017


Rancho Campana High School, Camarillo

Date & Time:

July 26, 2017

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura County Sheriff's Office





On Wednesday, July 27th, explorers from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Simi Valley Police Department and Santa Paula Police Department graduated from the Ventura County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy during a ceremony held at Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo.


Explorer Cadets from explorer posts at each of Sheriff's Office stations were represented by the graduating class.  The cadets completed three weeks of training that introduced them to many aspects of law enforcement. Through lecture, hands-on activities, physical fitness training, and testing, explorers learned about a variety of law enforcement duties, such as the criminal justice system, conduct and ethics, first aid, traffic enforcement, and other public safety functions. Each explorer also had the opportunity to experience training scenarios that were based on situations commonly faced by law enforcement. Pictures of the graduation ceremony can be found at


The Explorer Program, associated with the Boy Scouts of America, is an excellent way to introduce young men and women to law enforcement. The program is open to those who are 14 years old (must have completed middle school) to 21 years old and have an interest in law enforcement.


If you would like more information about the explorer program, contact your local police or sheriff's station. For the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, go to or call:   


Fillmore Police Department                            805-524-2233

Camarillo Police Department                          805-388-5100

Headquarters Station                                      805-654-2890

Ojai Police Department                                   805-646-1414

Thousand Oaks Police Department                805-494-8200

Moorpark Police Department                          805-532-2700



Prepared by:

Cadet Julio Espinoza


News Release Date:

July 27, 2017


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Juan Olmos,, 805-654-2890



Approved by:

Captain Dave Wareham