Sheriff's Explorer Post Members Earn Awards & Recognition
Sheriff's Explorer Post Members Receive
Explorer Awards Banquet was held on May 6, 2006 on the campus of the
University of Indianapolis. More than a dozen different Central Indiana
Explorer posts in the Arts, Government, Fire, Medical, and Law Enforcement
fields were present. Many different awards were given, and members of the
Johnson County Sheriff's Law Enforcement Explorer Post were among the
Post Advisor Anne Pratt and Colonel John Pratt both received awards commending
them for their hard work and dedication to Law Enforcement Exploring.
These awards signify the recognition that not only the other members of
Sheriff's post appreciate and recognize the Pratt's dedication to the cause, but
the Central Indiana Exploring Committee recognizes their tenacity as well.
Post Advisor Ted F. McElyea was surprised by receiving the Spurgeon Award
plaque, which is the highest honor awarded in Scouting. McElyea is one of
a handful of advisors in the nation to receive the Spurgeon Award twice.
Ted's dedication to the education and mentoring of youth is second to none.
As a retired Sheriff's Deputy, Ted has continued to be an advisor to the post
even though he has left his primary duties at the Sheriff's Office. Ted
has been the advisor to hundreds of young adults who have valued his service; He
has been involved in Scouting for a combined 50+ years. This fact speaks
volumes to his dedication and the amount of lives he has positively impacted.
Advisors who were in attendance were Sergeant Tim White, Mrs. Judy Dillard, and
Detective Bryan Wolfe. Other Explorer Post #841 members present for the
ceremony were Sheriff Troy Montgomery and Explorer Jesse Lepper. The
Sheriff's Explorer Staff wishes to commend all post members for the outstanding
dedication to the program and for a good year; We look forward to continuing the
It is also
important to remember other support who are important. While not currently
members of the post, Parent Debbie Dore and Mrs. Jane White were also both in
attendance. This program requires a lot of dedication from family of
members who are gone from home often and donating time for the service of the
community. We appreciate their support as well.
County Sheriff’s Office Explorer program is for youths between the ages of 14 to
21. Members of this group are permitted to ride with Sheriff’s Deputies on the
road division, work with 9-1-1 dispatchers in Communications, and assist the
Jail Staff in the Jail. The Explorers participate in many community events and
assist with functions such as the Johnson County Fair and different holiday
festivals. This program is a great way for youths to determine if law
enforcement is the right career path for them to take. Members of the program
who are still in Secondary School are required to maintain minimum grades
requirements to continue participation. Interested persons should come to one of
the monthly meetings, held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in
the basement of the Sheriff’s Office at 1091 Hospital Road, Franklin, behind
Johnson Memorial Hospital.