LCSO Explorer Post 909 earns awards at annual competition

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 909 competed at the Law Enforcement Explorer Post Advisors Association annual competition July 12 through 17. The competition was hosted by Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. This is the 17th year for Post 909 to compete at this conference, and again they came home with both team and individual awards.

Post 909 earned the following awards in team events: First in High Risk Entry, second in Nighttime Tactical, third in High Risk Traffic Stop, and fifth in Domestic Violence investigation. Individual members of Post 909 earned the following awards: fifth in Inventory Search and second in the Obstacle Course (female category).

Members of Post 909 were placed into smaller teams and competed against approximately 230 explorers representing agencies from Colorado, Oklahoma, Arizona, Montana, Texas, and Wyoming.

Law Enforcement exploring is a program for male and female youths between the ages of 15 and 21. The program is nationally recognized through Learning for Life and the Boy Scouts of America. In the program, the youths learn about careers in law enforcement, leadership skills, character development, communication, team building, and networking skills. Post 909 is also active in community service and they volunteer an average of 3,500 hours of community service around Larimer County every year.

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