El Dorado County Explorers Competition

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

This past weekend, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Explorer POST 457 competed in a statewide competition at the California Highway Patrol Academy in Sacramento.  There were 43 Explorer Posts from across the state consisting of 330 Explorers that competed.

Explorers demonstrated their skills and were evaluated in several reality based scenarios including Crime Scene Investigation, Traffic Stops, Active Shooter, DUI Stops, Critical Incident, Officer Needs Assistance, Building Search, California Alert System, Felony Stop, Crisis Intervention, Court Testimony, Domestic Violence, and Shooting Skills. Our team was very competitive and brought home three trophies: 5th place in Crisis Intervention, 4th place in Active Shooter and 1st place in Shooting Skills.

The Explorers compete in some of the best competitions available and this is a reflection of the continued training and support from their POST advisors, deputies, supervisors and managers within the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. It was noted throughout the competition that our POST exemplified great communication and exceptional teamwork.