The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Explorers are always looking for well-qualified men and women to join the post!


The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Explorer program was adopted in 1995. Since then it has grown to its current authorized size of 20 Explores and their advisers.


The Explorer program is designed to attract young, well-qualified men and women to participate in an organized, on the job training program that will prepare them for a career in law enforcement once they reach age 21 when they become eligible to become a Peace Officer in Georgia.


Among other things, the Explorer program provides training in the duties, responsibilities, methods, and techniques of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Persons participating in the Explorer's program are expected to gain practical knowledge of the functions of the Sheriff's Office, as well as some of the basics theories of law enforcement. Explorers who are attending college and who are studying courses such as police science, criminal justice, criminology, and other related courses will be given the opportunity to complement their education with actual performance in the Sheriff's Office.

In addition, Explorers are taught the responsibilities of becoming a Peace Officer and the commitment that comes with a career in law enforcement. In the discharge of this responsibility, we must realize and accept that all operations are in the best interest of public safety and welfare.

The Explorer program is open to students between the ages of 14 and 20 years of age. Explorers must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 scholastic average. If in college, students must be enrolled in at least one course. Explorers also must have and maintain a clean driving record and must not have been convicted of a serious crime. Explorer candidates must also be in good physical condition.


Explorers meet every Tuesday at 6:30 PM at the Public Safety Training Center located at 3520 Settingdown Road Cumming, GA 30040.

For more information about Explorer Post 740, or to get involved, send an email to SOSheriffExplorer@forsythco.com


Sheriff Ron H. Freeman


 SHERIFF'S OFFICE 770.781.2222  |  24 HOUR DISPATCH 770.781.3087

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