Explorer Post 1969 is designed to offer the youth of the community an opportunity to interact with police personnel and to develop an understanding of law enforcement. Explorers must be at least 14 years old and may participate until age 21. All Explorers attend an Academy and are trained in the different divisions of the police department. Explorers supplement personnel in many areas including Traffic Control, DUI Checkpoints, Unlicensed Vendor Details, Record Bureau, Detective Bureau, and Search Missions for Missing Children. They also participate in Red Ribbon Week and provide color guard details for formal ceremonies during city events. The Explorer program provides both experience and a valuable training ground for future police officers with the South Gate Police Department.

Annually, the explorers competed in different tactical scenarios. Explorers also competed in other events to earn spirit points which included Tug-of-War, Rock Climbing, Jumper Obstacle Course, and an obstacle course. The explorers participated in a 3-mile run and competed with explorers from other agencies. The explorers participated in a traditional spirit run. They all did a wonderful job throughout the competitions and had a great time. Through the year, Explorers volunteer over 3,000 hours to the South Gate Police Department. For more information about our Explorer Post, contact Sgt. Roman Amador at RAmador@sogate.org 


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