Sheriff's Department: Explorers Program

Divisions & Units

* Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
* Corrections
* Criminal Investigations Division
* Dive Rescue and Recovery
* Explorers Program
* Marine Patrol
* Reserves
* Special Response Team
* Uniformed Services (Patrol)
* Victim Services

Explorers Program

Exploring

In 1994 the Sheriff’s Office was granted a Charter from the Boy Scouts of America to maintain an Explorer Post, designated as Post 478.

Law Enforcement Career Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement.

Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.

Interest in the Explorers program can be directed to Deputy Peter Vandenbrink, Post Advisor at (269) 467-9045 ext. 325.

Real-World Career Experiences Exploring

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Sheriff

Bradley D. Balk

Undersheriff

Mark A. Lillywhite

Captain - Operations Administrator

Jason Bingaman

Captain - Jail Administrator

Tim Schuler

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 339
Centreville, MI 49032

Department Information

Location:
St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department
650 E. Main St.
Centreville, MI 49032

(East of St. Joseph County Fairgrounds)
*Driving Directions

Hours: 24 hours a day / 7 days a week

Phone Number:(269) 467-9045
Fax Numbers:
Booking: (269) 467-4009
Administration: (269) 467-6201