The Juvenile Relations Bureau has deputies assigned to various schools in Alachua County. In addition to those deputies in the schools, JRB maintains other programs that include Teen Court, the Explorer Program, Teen Driver Challenge, and coordinates our annual Washington D.C. Safety Patrol Trip.

School Resource Deputies

In addition to information available directly from your children’s school and the deputy assigned, our School Resource Deputies maintain their own Facebook account where you can follow their announcements and reach out to them directly via their individual hashtags (#).

Explorer Post #983

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post #983 is a member of the Boy Scouts of America and adheres to the principles established for the Boy Scouts of America’s Explorer Programs across the nation. The Explorer Post is a member of the Florida Sheriff’s Explorer Association and is dedicated to assisting deputies at various community functions such as festivals, groundbreaking ceremonies, sporting events and other civic functions deemed appropriate by the ACSO. The mission of the ACSO Explorer Post is to provide young adults the opportunity to explore law enforcement as a possible career choice, develop physical fitness and serve the local community. Explorers must be in the eighth grade, at least fourteen (14) years of age and have not yet reached their twenty-first (21st) birthday. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office also charters an Explorers Club through the Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life (LFL) in order to recruit middle school aged students. The purpose of the Explorer Club is to introduce middle school students into the ACSO Explorer Program and focuses on basic skills, which transfer to the Explorer Post.