Local Explorer Scouts spent a busy weekend in Tulare, attending the Central Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Competition at the Tulare Fairgrounds.
The competition allowed the Explorers to take part in different types of simulated scenarios and incidents that a police officer would encounter in the line of duty. Some of those competitions included crime scene investigation, felony traffic stops and domestic violence cases. They also competed as a team in physical battles, including obstacle courses.
The CPD Explorers who attended competed hard and gained experience for future competitions, according to Deputy Chief Gary Cramer.
The Explorer program is a youth organization that gives teenagers a chance to train with real officers, learning the skills necessary to serve in law enforcement. Like the Scouts, it teaches kids the importance of hard work and community service.