UT Dallas Police Explorers to Compete at Nationals

July 21, 2008

UT Dallas Police Explorers will compete at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference at Colorado State University this week.

The weeklong National Competition is held every two years.

In 2006, the UT Dallas Police Explorers placed first place in the domestic disturbance scenario and third place in the Exploring USA exhibition.

Other team events include arrest techniques, bomb threat response and hostage negotiation. In all, 12 team events and eight individual events are scheduled.

Police Explorers is a student organization sponsored by the UT Dallas Police Department. Students Jenny Chaddick, Kevin Grubbs, Robert Haynes and Grant Mock will participate.

Law Enforcement Explorers is part of the Learning-for-Life, Explorer program division. the Law Enforcement Exploring program is endorsed by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the National Sheriff's Association.

More than 2,800 police and sheriff's departments have organized Explorer posts specializing in law enforcement. These posts can provide assistance in crime prevention programs and traffic control, and as aides to patrol officers.

Law Enforcement Explorers is a co-ed program that is for students interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement. This program offers students an opportunity to gain invaluable experiences, training and preparation for law enforcement careers.


More information: www.utdallas.edu/police/explorers.html
Media contact: Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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