Roseville Police Officer Daniel Stokes, a post adviser who accompanied the team to the competition, said, "I was approached by many of the other advisers at the competition, who commented on how impressed they were by our explorers and their performance. Each of our explorers represented Roseville well."
Danny Timoney, Ricky Hinds, Cameron Bal, Brandon Simmons and Jason Simmons traveled to Tehachapi to represent the Roseville Police Explorer Post. No City funds were used for the trip, which was paid for by the explorers and the post's fund-raising efforts. The explorers competed in physical fitness and agility events, and were also tested for their response to various law enforcement scenarios. The Roseville team took first place honors in the traffic stop and stolen vehicle scenarios, second place in the obstacle course and suspicious person scenario, and fourth place in four other events. Their cumulative points earned them an overall first place in the competition.
Roseville's Explorer Post is a volunteer organization of Roseville teens between the ages of 14 and 20 who want to explore a career in law enforcement. The teens receive training in law enforcement skills, ride along with police officers and observe them on the job, and help the department and community in many ways.
For more information about the explorer program, visit the City of Roseville's website at http://www.roseville.ca.us/police/explorers.asp, or email Officer Dan Stokes at firstname.lastname@example.org .
right to left: Jason Simmons, Danny Timoney, Ricky Hinds, Brandon Simmons, and Cameron Bal.