NOTE: The Sheriff's Office no longer has an Explorer Post. They do have a Youth Cadet program however. Youth Cadets wear regular S/O patches on the sleeves of a white uniform shirt and green pants. A hat size S/O patch is worn on the left breast in place of a badge.
This was the second patch worn by Explorers. The patch was the standard shield shape, with a green twill background and gold border. "RESCUE" was embroidered in gold along the top, with "EXPLORER" and "SANTA CLARA COUNTY" surrounding the California State Seal. Below that was "SHERIFF'S DEPT." (sic).