Livingston County will be closed on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

The Livingston County Sherriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for their Explorer program. 

The Explorer program is for young adults ages 14-20 who have a strong interest in Law Enforcement.  The program provides an opportunity for Explorers to experience the responsibilities and functions of law enforcement firsthand.

The explorer post meets on Sundays regularly throughout the year.  They train for the annual state competition, in which, the explorers put their training and skills up against posts from around the state, competing for the Governor’s Cup.  When the post is not training for competition, meetings consist of several things related to law enforcement such as K-9 and Bomb Squad Demonstrations, sit in with 911 dispatchers, presentations related to Crime Scene Investigations, United States Secret Service, ATF, and FBI.  As well as tours of the Livingston County Jail and Michigan State Police facilities.  Explorers are required to attend the Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Advisory Committee Academy one time within their first two years of joining the post.  The academy is a week-long paramilitary style boot camp which provides Explorers with a taste of attending a police academy.  Active Explorers are also eligible to ride along with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be between 14 and 20 years of age.
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • Maintain appropriate school attendance and behavior.
  • Must have a clean criminal history and be able to pass a background check.

Explorers Program Application

Please submit your application to Sergeant Brad Neff at  If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Sergeant Neff at 517-546-2440 ext. 4539.

Sheriff’s Office
Jenny Nash, Livingston County Treasurer
Michael Murphy

Phone Numbers

Office: (517) 546-2440
Tip Line: (517) 546-8477
Jail: (517) 546-2445
Emergencies: 911
Non-Emergencies: (517) 546-9111

Office Hours

Mon-Thu: 7 a.m. -7 p.m.
Fri: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed County Holidays


150 S Highlander Way
Howell, MI 48843


(517) 545-9627