Volunteer Units

Explorer Post #3641

The Wright County Explorer Post #3641 was established in 1979, sponsored by the Wright County Sheriff and the Learning for Life / Exploring division of the Boy Scouts of America. The Explorer program is for high school aged (15-20 years old) young men and women who are interested in law enforcement in general or as a prospective career.

Explorer Open House

Monday, October 30, 2023
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Explorer Open House Information Flyer


Explorers receive basic training in police concepts and skills, compete in scenario based competitions at state conferences and assist the Sheriff's Office in various ways including traffic control at parades and civic events, County Fair parking and service, and train to serve the communities in emergency situations.

Ride-Along Program

After completing training in patrol and investigation procedures, radio use, first aid, personal safety, firearms safety and criminal / traffic law, the Explorer may participate in the Ride-Along program. Most of the training is provided during regular meeting times or special training days.  Business meetings also feature guest speakers or field trips on occasion. Over the years membership has varied from about 16 to 25 male and female students from the Wright County area. Applicants must submit to a background process and have no significant criminal history.     

Explorer meetings are held in the Wright County Law Enforcement Center, on Mondays at 6 - 8:30 p.m.

For more information or to apply, contact Deputy Aaron Tavares Holtz at Wright County Sheriff's Office 763-286-6615. You can also follow this link to Minnesota Explorer for more information about the Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association.

Wright County Sheriff's Reserve

The Wright County Sheriff's Reserve is a volunteer organization for Wright County residents, 18 years and older. Reserve Officers assist Sheriff's deputies at various community events (carnivals, parades and the County Fair), water patrol, snowmobile safety patrol, crime scene protection, and evidence searches. Currently the Reserve Unit is providing additional service to the citizens of Wright County by the presence of Reserve Patrols in county parks and throughout the county.

The Reserve Unit provides Snowmobile Safety Training classes for approximately 120 Wright County youth each year.

Training Program

Reservists must be trained in proper radio use, first aid (including CPR and AED), self-defense and firearms safety. Training is provided by the Sheriff's Office. Meetings are held in the Wright County Law Enforcement Center, Conference Room, #2021 at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the Month. There are currently 35 members of the Sheriff's Reserve. Interested persons meeting the listed qualifications can apply at the Sheriff's Office. For more information the Sheriff's Reserves

The Wright County Sheriff’s Reserves are taking application for the position of Volunteer Reserve Deputy.  Applications will be taken and considered as the training schedule allows through the year. Candidates must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, possess a Valid Minnesota Driver’s License and submit to a criminal background check. Follow this application link and fill out your application today.