Explorer Post

Rowan County Sheriff's Explorer Post Number 400

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post is an organization for boys and girls aged 14-21 who share a common interest in law enforcement as a career. Members train alongside full-time deputy sheriffs in areas of criminal law, arrest, search and seizure, defensive tactics, communications and detention. Once the explorer has completed the mandatory training, they are allowed to ride with deputies on the road and lake patrol. Once they reach the age of 21, they are then allowed to apply and pursue a career in law enforcement.

Sheriff Auten encourages all young adults to work closely with their local law enforcement agencies. He sees exploring as a way of getting the youth involved in community service and helping them make plans for their future. Sheriff Auten knows the importance of scouting and what it can do for one's future.

Photo by Shavonne Walker, Salisbury Post

Detective Chad Moose explains how to take footprints from a crime scene at Rowan County Rescue Squad
  1. East Rowan High School Deputy T.D. Cato

    Tommie Cato

    Master Deputy - School Resource Officer
    Phone: 704-216-8732

  2. Sheriff's Office

    Physical Address
    232 N Main Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144

    Phone: 704-216-8700
    Fax: 704-216-8674
    Emergency: 911