OROVILLE, Wash. - The U.S. Border Patrol’s Oroville, Wash. Explorer Post #0023 competed recently against Law Enforcement Explorer teams from up and down the West Coast at the Federal Way Explorer Challenge in Federal Way, Wash.
The Federal Way Police Department and the Federal Way Explorer Post hosted a total of 15 teams from February 21-23 to compete in the following events:
The Oroville Explorers team was comprised of Lena Fuchs (Team Leader), Ryan Marcolin, Narya Naillon, Abe Podkranic, and Bonnie Roley. The Oroville Explorers won three awards: 2nd place in the Sniper event, 3rd place in the Building Search event, and the Spirit Award which is awarded to the team that demonstrates teamwork and integrity.
“The events were fun and challenging, but I had a blast! I can't wait to go next year,” exclaimed Oroville Explorer Bonnie Roley.
The Law Enforcement Explorer program is for young men and women between the ages of 14-21. The Explorer program provides training on the purpose, mission and objectives of law enforcement in a safe yet challenging way. Explorers develop leadership skills and perform volunteer services in the community as they consider careers in law enforcement.
Two Explorers drag a 170-pound dummy during the Physical Agility event.
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.