This past weekend, October 7th and 8th, Surprise Police Explorer Post 2236 competed in the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Explorer Competition (S.A.L.E.E.C.). Designed to be physically and mentally demanding, various law enforcement agencies from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas participated in this competition. Events are designed to test the strengths and limitations of a person's intelligence, personality, demeanor, professionalism, and physical abilities, as well as their dedication and conviction to the Explorer Program. Explorers are given the opportunity to test their skills in real life situations including: Traffic Stops, Building Searches, Use of Force, Crime Scene Investigation, Crisis Negotiations and Active Shooter, just to name a few. The entire Explorer Post did an amazing job during the competition and were the overall winners for the second year in a row. The Explorer Post took 1st Place in 7 of the 16 events that they competed in and brought the S.A.L.E.E.C. cup back to Surprise.
We are extremely proud of these young men and women, they represented our Department and Community very well.