The Seal Beach Police Department Police Explorers competed in the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor’s Association (OCLEEAA) – Explorer Competition this past weekend. The Seal Beach Police Explorers competed with Explorers and Explorer Post’s from law enforcement agencies across Orange County during the two-day event.
The competition took place at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) – Katella Facility in Anaheim as well as the OCSD Academy Facility in Tustin. The purpose of the OCLEEAA Competition was to serve as a learning experience, as well as to promote inter-post cooperation and friendship amongst explorers.
Team competitions included situations where the explorers were expected to employ tactical skills, investigatory skills, verbal skills and many others. Seal Beach Police Explorers competed in the following events:
- Driving Simulator
- Use of Force Option
- Domestic Dispute
- Burglary in Progress
- Hostage Rescue
- Arrest and Search
- Hostage Negotiation
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
- Suspicious Vehicle
- Tubular Assault
- Downed Officer
- Vehicle Assault
- Felony Car Stops
- Physical Agility
The Seal Beach Police Department Explorers who participated were:
- Ryan Butters, 16 of Garden Grove
- Jayden Cherney, 15 of Seal Beach
- Charlie Crampton, 16 of Rossmoor
- Austin Fassell, 17 of Garden Grove
- Zach Goulhiane, 17 of Whittier
- Matt Henney, 17 of Los Alamitos
- Chad Kumabe, 16 of Seal Beach
- Daniel Lever, 17 of Seal Beach
- Max Magdaleno, 15 of Seal Beach
- Traci Sawyer, 16 of Los Alamitos
- Tony Scott, 17 of Garden Grove
- Nick Wedmore, 15 of Seal Beach
The Seal Beach Police Department Police Explorer program is worksite-based program and is part of the Boy Scouts of America and Learning-for-Life’s career education program. The program is open to young adults ages 14 to 18. The purpose of the Exploring program is to provide experiences that help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults.
The Seal Beach Police Department Explorer program matches their resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow and develop. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.
For more information about the Seal Beach Police Explorer program, contact the Explorer Advisor at 562-799-4100, ext. 1136.
Charlie Crampton, 16 of Rossmoor, competes in the driving simulator.
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