The Montgomery County Police Explorer Program is part of a national program intended to assist young adults in learning about the many aspects of law enforcement as a career. Every second year, the Explorers are provided the opportunity to test their knowledge and skills at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference (NLEEC). This year, Montgomery County Police Explorers and approximately 2,500 other Explorers from the United States and Puerto Rico attended The National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, from July 16 through 21.
The Montgomery County Police Explorer members took part in seven team competitions during the conference. The members placed first in the Community Services category, second place in the Traffic Stops competition, third place in Domestic Crisis Intervention, and fifth place in White Collar Crime.
For the first time ever at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, a blood drive was held. The idea of a blood drive at the conference had been developed and organized by Montgomery County Police Explorers. The blood drive, held on July 19, was operated by Bonfils Blood Center and was open to Explorers, advisors, and members of the Colorado State University (CSU) community who wished to help save lives through making a blood donation. A representative of Bonfils Blood Center later informed the Explorers that the blood obtained from the drive was used to assist the victims of the tragic movie theater shooting that occurred in Aurora early the next morning.
The Montgomery County Police Explorer Program is always looking for young adults (ages 14 to 20) to join the group. For more information on the Explorer Program and how to apply to the group, click here.