Oxnard Police Department Explorer Post Compete at 19th Annual Chandler Competition

On January 13, 2017, the Oxnard Police Department Explorer Post 9286 set out to compete in the 19th Annual Chandler Police Explorer Tactical Competition, hosted in Chandler, Arizona. The three day competition was attended by over 50 Explorer Posts from across the nation. These dedicated Police Explorers prepared for months to compete in  scenarios, such as hostage rescue, crisis negotiation, vehicle assault, robot operations, pistol shoot and active shooter incidents.

The Oxnard Police Department was represented by 24 Explorers who competed in several team and individual tactical events, earning trophies in five of them. The team earned second place trophies in Rapid Response (Active Shooter) and Door Breaching; third place in Vehicle Assault and Crisis Negotiation; and Police Explorer Sergeant Shayla Fuentes earned a fourth place trophy for her impressive performance in the Individual Pistol Shoot. The Oxnard Police Explorers exemplified dedication, team work and professionalism throughout the competition and their hard work surely paid off.

The Oxnard Police Department Explorers are a non-profit organization that provides young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 the opportunity to learn about the law enforcement profession and gives police officers the opportunity to build constructive relationships with young members of the community. Police Explorers selflessly serve the community in a variety of ways. The program is supported by the Oxnard Police Department and funded through generous donations and money earned by the police explorers who volunteer to work various community service details. These funds allow them to attend such competitions.  To learn more about the Oxnard Police Department Explorer program please visit http://opdexplorers.com/

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Chandler Police Explorer Tactical Competition 2016


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One Response to Oxnard Police Department Explorer Post Compete at 19th Annual Chandler Competition

  1. William Hicks January 19, 2017 at 5:44 am

    WOW! This is something I’ve never heard of. What an experience this must have been.

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