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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Thursday January 21st, 2010 :: 04:17 p.m. PST


Law Enforcement Explorer Tactical Competition - First, Second and Third Place Win

Law Enforcement Explorer Tactical Competition / First, Second and Third Place Win

Location: Chandler, Arizona
Date: January 15, 16, 17th, 2010

During the weekend of January 15 – 17, 2010, Camarillo Police Department Explorer Post #2932, participated in a national law enforcement tactical Explorer competition hosted by the Chandler Police in Chandler, Arizona, coming home with a first place trophy, second, and third place trophy.

During this competition 11 of our Explorers, ages 14 to 19 years old, competed against 62 other Explorer posts, totaling over 700 Explorers from across the nation. Camarillo Explorers competed in seven of the fifteen group events and took home a first place trophy in “Incident Command Systems.” We also competed in several individual events with two of our explorers, Eric Schneider and Andrew Behan, taking home the second and third place trophies, beating over 200 other explorers in a three mile run.

The “Incident Command System” scenario was an event where explorers were judged on their ability to plan, assess, communicate, and implement a successful operation during a mock critical incident.

In preparing for these tactical events our Explorers had the opportunity to train with actual Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.) members from the Ventura County Sheriffs Department.

The Explorers that competed in the competition are: Brent Underwood, Tucker Ford, Steven Bosh, Armand Castanon, Andrew Behan, Eric Schneider, Keith Donaldson, Osvaldo Marquez, Alex Malkiewicz, Ryan Hoff and Raul Muniz. The Explorers were accompanied and supervised by Advisors Deputy Joe Martinez, Sheriff Service Technician Lisa James and volunteer Jim Clegg.

Law Enforcement Explorers are young adults, ages fourteen through twenty-one that have a desire to learn the dynamics of law enforcement. Our explorers develop and learn valuable skills such as communication, teamwork, and organization. The Explorer program is a non-profit organization associated with the Boy Scouts of America and is supported by the City of Camarillo and private donations.

If you are interested in joining our Camarillo Explorer Post please contact Todd Eskridge at 388-5129.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

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