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Police explorers clean house at competition

By Nick Kammerer

The Irving Police Explorers proudly brought home a first place victory from a regional competition on April 20.

Fifty teams from municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies attended an annual law enforcement competition in Harris County. The event consisted of individual and team scenarios including felony and misdemeanor traffic stops, DWI’s, domestic disturbance, and other various crime situations.

Two teams from Irving competed in the event, testing their knowledge of state law and police procedures.

Explorers Julia Durham, Edgar Pena, Luke Dillier, and Courtney Cline won first and third place trophies in accident investigation and arrest search and seizure scenarios. The second team: Nick Kammerer, Shayna Richardson, Lucy Sanchez, and Jose Longoria took first and third place in active shooter and DWI scenarios. Because of their performance, the Irving Explorers won first place overall for the Harris County competition.

The Irving Police Explorer program
was established in 1974 and is designed for young adults to explore the field of law enforcement. Explorers have the privilege of competing in local, state, and national law enforcement competitions and riding along with Irving police officers. The Explorers also participate in numerous community service activities including National Night Out and Drug Awareness programs for Irving I.S.D. students.

“I couldn’t have been more proud of the way my teams performed. They showed great maturity and teamwork,” said Officer Curtis Kaloi, the lead advisor for the Irving Police Explorers.

The Irving Police Explorers are currently training for the State Explorer Competition in July; a multi-day event hosted by State and Federal law enforcement agencies.