PCSO Explorer Post 2138 finishes strong at SCALE

PICKENS — Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 2138 finished strong at the South Carolina Association of Law Enforcement Explorers (SCALE) competition. This year’s SCALE competition was hosted by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department on July 23-28. Competition was open to Explorer Posts throughout the Southeast.

Post 2138 was awarded trophies in the following team events: First Place — Team Firearms Competition, Second Place — High Risk Traffic Stop, Second Place — Drug Search Warrant Execution, Second Place — Criminal Domestic Violence Intervention, Third Place — Arrest Warrant Service, and Third Place in the Overall Competition.

Post 2138 was also honored by being named the 2012 SCALE Post of the Year. In addition, Explorer Sgt. Brandon Brewer was individually awarded Third Place in the Individual Firearms Competition. Post Associate Advisor, Master Deputy Robert Porter, was named the 2012 SCALE Advisor of the Year.

Students between ages 14 and 20 interested in learning more about Law Enforcement Exploring and how to become a member of Post 2138 can contact Associate Advisor Master Deputy Danon Gilstrap via email at