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Explorer Post #505


10 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo, New York 14202


The Erie County Sheriff's Explorer Post #505 is an after school career training program for young adults who want to gain insight into a law enforcement career.

Exploring includes meetings, classes, hands-on exercises, observation, shadowing, field trips, scholarships, internships, and much more.

Topics include:

  • forensic sciences,
  • citizenship,
  • drug & alcohol abuse problems,
  • drills and ceremonies,
  • search warrants,
  • personal defense
  • police pursuits
  • arrest procedures
  • search and seizure law
  • firearms safety
  • first aid skills

Eligibility for the Program:

  • Candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 20 years of age,
  • Candidates must be considered in good standing at their respective school, and
  • Candidates must maintain at least a "C" Average.

The Sheriff's Office Exploring is conducted by Sheriff's Deputies and community volunteers at all three Erie Community College Campuses. Meetings are held twice a month, on weekdays from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. The Sheriff's Explorer Post was established in the year 1999.

For more information or an application, please contact Chief Mitchell Martin at