Explorer Training/Competition

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-Explorer Post 900

Florida Association of Police Explorers

What:
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 900 recently participated in the 2019 Florida Association of Police Explorers (F.A.P.E.) Delegates Training and Competition.

When:
The training and competition took place from September 27-29, 2019.

Where:
The 2019 Florida Association of Police Explorers Delegates training was held in Lakeland, Florida. 

Why/How:
Fifteen members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 900 participated in the Florida Association of Police Explorers (F.A.P.E.) training event and pistol competition in Lakeland, Florida. 

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, the explorers participated in several training scenarios involving domestic violence, shoot/don’t shoot, and building clearing. In addition, these explorers had the opportunity to learn how drones, robotics, and hostage negotiation technology are helping law enforcement. Four explorers also competed in a team building obstacle course.

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, explorers participated in the pistol event at the Lakeland Police Department gun range where over 35 explorers took part in the shooting competition. In the Expert Division, Explorer Sergeant Justin Musick won 2nd Place. In the Tyro Division, Explorer Allison Carr won 2nd Place and Explorer Sergeant Austin Beall won 3rd Place.

We are very proud of the members of Explorer Post 900 and their efforts during this training and competition. 

The explorer program is geared for teens 14-19 that have an interest in learning about the law enforcement career field.  To learn more about how to join the explorer program please visit our website at www.pcsoweb.com/explorer-post-900 or contact Deputy Aly Extine at 727-453-7461.

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:03:00 PM Categories: Awards and Recognition

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