Ft. Collins, Colo. – Nearly 2,500 young men and women from all 50 states will took part in a week-long Law Enforcement & Fire/EMS Explorers Conference on the campus of Colorado State University July16-20.
Students in the program learned law enforcement and fire/EMS skills and tips from some of the highest-ranking law enforcement and fire/EMS officials in the country including the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Park Police, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Colorado State Police, and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.
Colorado State Attorney General John W. Suthers delivered the keynote address during the official opening of the conference at CSU’s Moby Arena.
For young men and women aged 14-20 who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement and fire/EMS, Exploring offers experience and competition-based learning with fun, educational, hands-on activities that promote personal growth, teamwork and development of adolescent youth.
The 18th biennial conference was an opportunity for Law Enforcement Explorers to participate in several team competitions including arrest and search techniques, crime scene investigation, bomb threat response, and crisis negotiations.
Seminars included topics such as cyber-crime, explosives, fugitive investigations, leadership, self-defense techniques, postal inspection, narcotics trafficking and interdiction, and border protection.
In addition, this year for the first time the Fire/EMS Explorers were joined by Law Enforcement Explorers for their national competition, which included CPR, hazardous materials handling, fire incident management and firefighters search and rescue.