The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post Number 157 was established in 1980 and was re-established in the Fall of 2007, by Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor. The post continued to be strong in 2009. The Explorer Program is modeled from ideals set forth by the Boys and Girls Scouts of America and The Learning for Life Program. The program is designed to educate the young adults, on the mission and goals used by law enforcement agencies.
The program provides the young adults of Pueblo County the opportunity to observe and interact in real life experiences, current training trends and career opportunities within the realm of law enforcement. Explorer Post's can help the Cadets become better citizens and members in the community, they also provide law enforcement agencies an opportunity to reach out to the community and interact with young adults. The Explorer program is available to qualified and motivated youths or young adults between the ages of 14 to 20 years who are currently enrolled in high school or college.