On June 16th, 2012, the Hemet Police Explorer Post-910 sent ten motivated explorers to Las Vegas Nevada to compete in the 2012 Ex-Con Las Vegas, Explorer Competition. The competition consisted of team events and walk-up events. This year’s competition was attended by an estimated six hundred explorers from 48 different Law Enforcement agencies around the western United States.
The team events are police related scenarios with role playing actors, and are designed to place police explorers into the most stressful real life situations that on-duty officers may face. They are then graded in several categories including tactics, communication skills, knowledge, and application of the law. Of the ten explorers who represented our city, seven have less than one year of experience with the program, and only four have ever competed in an explorer competition previously.
The Hemet Police Explorers brought home the following awards and recognition:
2nd place, “Unknown Risk Traffic Stop”
2nd place, “Unknown Risk Suspicious Person Stop”
5th place, “All Female Physical Agilities Course”
4th place, ‘Individual Drill Competition’
4th place, “Overall Best Post”
These ten explorers dedicated many hours of training in preparation for this stressful and competitive event. Their dedication, team work, and professional attitude was reflected in their appearance and performance throughout the weekend. These Explorers, along with their advisor, Officer Doug Klinzing, are a proud representation of the city of Hemet, the Hemet Police Department, and the rest of the Hemet Police Explorers (Post-910).
Those competing and pictured are:
Explorer Captain Josue Camarillo, Explorer Corporal Christian Coley, and Explorers Tanner Speers, Elijah Blue, Bradley Rowe, Sarah Mullen, Mario Sanchez, Austin Simon, Madalynn Montoya, and Anthony Hirsch.