Simi Valley 2016 Explorer of the Year Announced

The Simi Valley Police Department is proud to announce that Kyle Hunter has been selected as the 2016 Explorer of the Year. Kyle was honored at the Ventura County Law Enforcement Explorer of the Year Award Ceremony in Oxnard on February 16, 2016, where Chief McCann presented him with his award.

Kyle joined the police department’s Explorer program in August of 2011 at the age of 14. He graduated from the Ventura County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy in 2012. Within a short amount of time, Klye promoted to the rank of Senior Explorer in 2013, and then progressed through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and in 2015, he achieved the highest rank possible and became the Explorer Captain of the Post.

During his time with the Explorer Post, Kyle has volunteered thousands of hours at numerous community events and has earned and completed nearly 60 Ride-Alongs with Officers on patrol which has resulted in him responding to traffic collisions, domestic violence calls and he has experienced vehicle pursuits just to name a few. One of the more unique experiences that Kyle had was when he assisted in the delivery of a baby while working with Sr. Officer Kyle Crocker in February 2014.

Kyle is a Simi Valley High School graduate and is currently attending Moorpark College where he is majoring in Sociology and plans to transfer to a four-year University to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology. His goal after college is to become a Police Officer, hopefully with the Los Angeles Police Department, becoming a third generation LAPD Officer in his family.

Congratulations Explorer Captain Kyle Hunter for being selected as the Simi Valley Police Department’s 2016 Explorer of the Year.


Kyle Hunter and Simi Valley Police Chief McCann


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