Central Valley Explorer Competition

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Explorer POST 457 competed in the 8th annual Central Valley Explorer Competition on July 13-15 in Ripon, CA. Our Explores worked hard throughout the competition and brought back 1st Place for the Critical Incident scenario.

The team representing El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 457 consisted of 8 explorers: Captain Sam Jackowitz, Sergeant Joe Herrington, Corporal Robert Wilson, Corporal Devyn Trihn-Nguyen, Deputy Garret Estes, Deputy Derek Estes, Deputy Jaclyn Parisek and Deputy Elyse Johnson.  For four of the Explorers, it was their first competition.

They competed against 36 other teams in the three day competition. Post 457 Explorers took first place in the Critical incident Scenario.  El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Explorers competed in 17 scenarios including active shooter, traffic stop, bus assault, vehicle search, hostage rescue, burglary, obstacle course, DUI investigation, officer down, suspicious person and high risk stop. They worked well as a team and were complemented on their communication skills and training. Although our Explorers didn’t place in these events, the team learned a lot from the various scenarios which will help them train for the next competition.

The Explorer Post is able to compete in and travel to these types of events with the help of donations from the public, and a lot of hard work the post puts into community service and fundraising.

If you are interested in becoming an Explorer or if you would like to support our POST through a donation please contact an Advisor at 530-642-4733 or email explorers@edso.org

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El Dorado County Sheriff Explorer POST #457.