The Oro Valley Explorer Post, a group of students age 14 to 20 who train in law enforcement activities with the Oro Valley Police Department, hauled in several awards at a national competition.

The squad competed with 21 other explorer posts at the Law Enforcement Explorer Post Advisors Association Competition, July 14-19 in Denver. 

Oro Valley's Explorers took first and fifth place in the High Risk Stops category; first, third and fifth in Domestic Violence; third in High Risk Entries; third and fourth in Hostage Negotiations; fourth in Female Obstacle Course and fifth in Knock and Talk.

The Explorers take part in drills and training that educate them about law enforcement and prepare them for possible careers. For more information on the program, contact kriley@orovalleyaz.gov via email.