Chandler Police Explorers Host Competition

The Chandler Police Explorers Post will be hosting their annual Law Enforcement Explorer Tactical Competition throughout the City on Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM and on Sunday January 20, 2013, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The Command Center for the event will be at the Chandler Fire Academy, located at 3550 S. Dobson Road.  Information about various competitions and maps to the venues will be made available at the command center. 

 The Chandler Police Explorers annual competition began in 1999 and has experienced continued and growing success each year.  Explorer Posts from around the state of Arizona and throughout the United States will be competing in this year’s events.  The competitions include police tactics such as hostage negotiations, building searches, pistol shooting, and other team and individual events.  Explorers will be able to use new firearms training technology, new to law enforcement and will debut at this year’s event.

 The law enforcement explorer programs are sponsored through their affiliated agencies as well as through Learning for Life, a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America.  The explorer program is for youth ages 14 to 20 interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.