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Posted on: July 17, 2012

[ARCHIVED] SLT Police Explorers Win Competition in Tracy

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department’s Explorer Post traveled to Tracy, California during the weekend of July 13 to 15 to participate in the 2012 Central Valley Explorer Competition. The team of Joey Acker, Daniel Loyola, Allison Roberts and Hector Vasquez as well as their advisor, Police Officer Rebecca Inman made the trip.

The competition gathered explorers from all over Northern and Southern California. There were 28 different explorer posts of varying sizes and about 300 young men and women participated in 14 different team and individual events. The events varied from conducting a traffic stop to rescuing people taken hostage on a bus.

The South Lake Tahoe team took first place medals and trophies in Traffic Stop, Vehicle Search, Burglary in Progress, Hostage Negotiation and interacting/assisting a mentally disturbed person. They also took a second place medal and trophy in the Obstacle Course and third place medals and trophies in the Bus Assault, High Risk Stop and Crime Scene Investigation.

Due to their performances, the group also took home the coveted Chief’s Award Trophy denoting them as the top team at the competition.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Explorers are a group of young men and women between the ages of 14-21 who have an interest in pursuing law enforcement as a career. People interested in the police explorers should contact Officer Inman at (530) 542-6100.

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