Pinellas County Sheriff's Explorers Are Best In State
The Pinellas Sheriff's Explorer Post 900 won the State Championship at the recent Florida Association of Police Explorers competition in Orlando. The Sheriff's Post 900 competed against 27 other posts from around the state and came away with the top prize. Post 900 also earned First Place honors in the State Pistol Championship, and took home over two dozen trophies in other competitions. The annual Competition was held June 9 to 13,
The Police Explorers program is associated with the Boy Scouts of America and gives young people an opportunity to learn about law enforcement as a public service and a possible career choice. Each year the State Competition for Florida Explorer Posts tests the knowledge and skills of Explorer members in a number of disciplines, including Marksmanship in the Pistol Team competition, Color Guard, Crime Scene Investigation, Search and Arrest, Crisis Intervention, Hostage Negotiation, In Progress events, Physical Agility and more.
In addition to being best in the State, the Pistol Team took First Place in the state and the Honor Guard earned Second Place over all. Individual members took trophies home in all of the above listed competitions. ?A full team of Sheriff's Office members, who are Post advisers and instructors, spend their own time volunteering to train the Post members for these competitions. It is their way of giving back to the community and helping youth to achieve their personal goals.?
At the annual Awards Banquet on Friday, June 20th, Sheriff Jim Coats congratulated Post 900 on its outstanding team effort. He also congratulated the parents of Post members for their dedication and support of the Post 900 program.
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