DEL RIO, Texas – The Del Rio Border Patrol Explorer Post 920 recently hosted this year’s Annual Explorer Academy. A total of 24 explorers participated in the academy including participants from Brackettville Post 931 and Eagle Pass Post 921.
This year’s Explorer Academy focused on physical fitness, firearms training, CPR, basic first aid, search and rescue, and building clearing. Each explorer that completed the 40 hours of training was presented with a certificate of completion.
The academy also included a competition in six different events with Eagle Pass Post 921 earning first place and the Explorer Academy Cup trophy.
Aside from the team competitions, there were specific events that recognized individual achievement. A Physical Fitness Award was given to the top ranking explorer from each individual post and Advisors’ Award was presented to Explorer Da Pang from Brackettville Post 931 for displaying the highest level of leadership, commitment and overall physical fitness throughout the academy.
The CBP Explorer Program offers young men and women ages 14 through 21 opportunities in character building, good citizenship, and fitness. Explorers participate in federal enforcement-related activities within CBP which provides practical training and hands-on experience to help prepare them for a career in law enforcement.
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 the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.