Long Beach Police Explorers Shine in OC Competition

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Over this past weekend, the Long Beach Police Explorers competed in the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Association competition, which was held at the Orange County Sheriff’s Training Center and the Orange County Sheriff’s Regional Academy. The competition consisted of 14 different scenarios with over 48 explorer teams competing over a two day period. The Long Beach Police Explorers had three teams of four, with one alternate on each team. Out of the 14 different scenarios, the three LB Police Explorer teams placed in 10 of them, collectively.

The men and women of the Long Beach Police Department are proud of the hard work and dedication put forth by the Explorers, in their preparation to someday become law enforcement officers, and congratulate them on this noteworthy achievement.

The Long Beach Police Explorers were presented awards in the following categories:

1st Place – Vehicle Traffic Stop (routine traffic investigation)
1st Place – Active Shooter
1st Place – Felony Car Stops
2nd Place – Domestic Dispute
2nd Place – Crime Scene Investigation
2nd Place – DUI Investigation
2nd Place – Tubular Assault (armed subject on a bus)
4th Place – High Risk Search Warrant
4th Place – Burglary in Progress
4th Place – Active Shooter
5th Place – Suspicious Vehicle Call
5th Place – Tubular Assault

The Long Beach Police Explorer Post #295 is a program designed for motivated and service-oriented young men and women who have an interest in the law enforcement field. The Explorers attend weekly meetings where they receive training in all avenues of law enforcement. The program provides an opportunity for youth to gain personal satisfaction, enhance their leadership/teamwork skills, and make a difference in their community. The requirements to become an Explorer are as follows:

  • Live in Long Beach
  • Are between the ages of 14 and 20
  • Free from physical limitations that might prevent you from completing any duty assignment
  • Are able to commit 8-hours of service per month after graduation from the Explorer Academy
  • Maintain a 2.00 grade point average
  • No felony convictions
  • Are of good moral character

To learn more about the program or to apply, please contact Detective Sondra Benskin at (562) 570-8597.

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