Palm Bay Police Explorers Bring Home Honors in Florida Police Explorers State Competition

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teams were judged based on knowledge of law enforcement

Palm Bay Police Explorer Post 597 competed recently in the Florida Association of Police Explorers state competition and brought home several trophies in crime scene, traffic stop and in-progress. (PBPD image)

Palm Bay Police Explorer Post 597 was established in the early 1970s to develop a more positive relationship between police officers and the youth of the community.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Palm Bay Police Explorer Post 597 competed recently in the Florida Association of Police Explorers state competition and brought home several trophies in crime scene, traffic stop and in-progress.

“We’re proud of the hard work they put into preparing for this competition and thank our advisors for their leadership and dedication,” said Palm Bay Police officials.

The competition tested team skills in a variety of law enforcement scenarios as the Palm Bay Police Explorers took seventh place overall.

The competition tested the participant’s skill level and knowledge in many law enforcement categories including emergency vehicle operations, firearms training simulator, traffic crashes, traffic stops, crime scene, search and arrest, physical agility and others.

They also were evaluated based on their ability to articulate all the facts in a written report and their ability to fill out appropriate forms in accordance with each scenario.

The Explorers are provided first-hand knowledge of law enforcement procedures and are chartered through the Boy Scouts of America and are sponsored by the Palm Bay Police Department. (PBPD image)

Palm Bay Police Explorer Post 597 was established in the early 1970s to develop a more positive relationship between police officers and the youth of the community.

The Explorers are provided first-hand knowledge of law enforcement procedures and are chartered through the Boy Scouts of America and are sponsored by the Palm Bay Police Department.

The Palm Bay Police Explorers are a not-for-profit organization and members of the Florida Association of Police Explorers. There are over 50 other posts throughout the state that are members of this great association.

Membership Requirements

■ Male or Female between the ages of 14 to 21
■ Completed the 8th grade
■ Citizen of the United States
■ Complete all necessary waivers and applications signed by parent or legal guardian
■ Be in good health, mentally alert and sound
■ Be willing to submit to a background check of school, criminal, home life and oral interview
■ Enrolled in school or college and maintain 2.0-grade average or greater
■ Follow all post rules and be fully committed to 80% of post functions

To learn more, you may attend the weekly Tuesday night meetings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Palm Bay Police Department, located at 130 Malabar Road SE.

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