Members of the Bakersfield Police Department’s Explorer Post #521 joined more than 3,000 other Law Enforcement Explorers from across the United States at the 2016 National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, July 11-16, which was held in Flagstaff, AZ.
Twelve BPD Explorers competed in six team scenarios including White Collar Crime, Bomb Threat, Crime Scene Search, Traffic Accident Investigation, Arrest and Search, and Crime Prevention. Each team competed against nearly 100 other teams from across the United States for each scenario. A team from the BPD Explorer Post #521 was awarded 5th place for Crime Prevention.
There are more than 35,000 active Law Enforcement Explorers in over 1,660 posts across the nation and internationally.
The post was led by Post Advisors Officer Robert Whaley, Officer Terrance Lewis, Community Relations Specialist Alysen Gelinas, and Community Relations Specialist Kelsey Taylor. Explorers attending were Explorer Captain Joanna Raffta; Explorer Lieutenant Salvador Juarez; Explorer Sergeants Edwin Castillo and Theodore Sisco; Explorer Seniors Juan Guzman, Jason Gonzalez, Jonathan Santiago, Alex Jamaica, and Ashley Vera; and Explorers Aubreyanne Syres, Magdalena Pantaleon, and Tiara Clark.
If you would like more information on how to become involved with the Bakersfield Police Department Explorer Program, please contact Head Advisor Cindy London at 661-326-3024.