Blaine’s CBP Explorer Post collects the hardware at Snohomish competition
BLAINE, Wash. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Blaine Explorer Post took first and second place honors at the Snohomish County Explorer State Competition held in Monroe, Washington, from May 31 to June 2.
This year’s competition featured 19 teams representing multiple agencies around the state of Washington. Twice as many teams competed this year compared to 2018.
When the dust settled, the Blaine Post had 18 trophies and three medals to their name out of 21 events. The Explorers compete in several events such as active shooter, building searches, domestic violence calls, and in physical challenge scenarios.
The CBP Explorer Program allows young men and women ages 14 through 20 opportunities in character building, good citizenship and fitness. This volunteer program is designed for participants to receive experience in and exposure to law enforcement careers within CBP.
I was thrilled with the hard work our Explorers put in for the contest. “We cannot be more proud of our Explorers and are especially grateful to their CBP advisors and the Blaine Police Department who dedicated countless hours training the post,” said CBP Supervisor Todd Visser.
Next year’s competition will again take place in Monroe.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.