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14-064 Pinellas Sheriff Explorer Post 900 To Host Police Explorers From Nova Scotia This Weekend For Scenario Based Training

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
School Resource Officer Unit
-Explorer Post 900

The New Glascow Police Services Explorer Post
Nova Scotia, Canada

What:
Explorer Post 900 is set to host five police explorers from the New Glascow Police Services for a training opportunity and exchange.

When:
An all-day scenario based training which will include building and SWAT entries event will take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Media is invited to cover between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m..

The Explorers from Nova Scotia will be in Pinellas from April 4 – 7th, 2014.

Where:
The training event will be held at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Range/Shoot House is located at 3410 118th Ave N. in Pinellas Park.

Why/How:
The training event will consist of various scenario based exercises to include building and SWAT entries. Six Sheriff’s Office Explorers and three advisors will act as roll players for the Nova Scotia Explorers.

Over the last two years, the Explorer Post 900 has successfully developed an exchange program with the Police Explorers from New Glascow Police Services. This will be the second time Post 900 hosts the New Glascow Explorers for training and team building. In 2013, the Sheriff’s Explorer Post traveled to Nova Scotia to attend their National Explorer Law Enforcement Leadership Camp.

Explorer Post 900 will return to Nova Scotia once again this year from April 23- 27th to attend their National Advanced Leadership Camp.

The Explorer Post is an opportunity for young people to learn firsthand about the challenges and rewards of a career in public safety. The Sheriff’s Offices Explorer Post #900 is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America and is highly regarded with national championships in several categories of Law Enforcement Exploring. For more information regarding the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Post 900 visit www.post900.com.

For further information on the Explorer program and on Saturday’s training event contact Explorer Post 900 Lead Advisor, Deputy Jim Butterfield at (727) 421-3149.

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