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Blaine’s CBP Explorer Post collects the hardware at Snohomish competition

Release Date: 
June 12, 2019

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.

Blaine Explorers
Members of the Blaine CBP Explorer
Post display the awards they won in a
recent competition.

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.

Last modified: 
June 12, 2019