Explorer's Program

The Dakota County Sheriff's Explorer Program, run by the Dakota County Sheriff's Office in partnership with Learning For Life, is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing young adults to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice careers. Explorers are trained by department advisors in law enforcement techniques, community policing, crime prevention and first aid. The skills they learn are tested at State and National Competitions. It also prepares them for a career in law enforcement.

Goals and Opportunities


If you are interested in joining the Explorers Program we are now accepting applications. Please click here to get an application!

For additional information, please contact Sergeant Dawanna Witt at Dawanna.Witt@co.dakota.mn.us.

Last Reviewed: 7/26/2017
Last Updated: 7/26/2017

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Dakota County Sheriff's Office

1580 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033

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