Repeat as National Champions in Drill Competition
Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter announced congratulated the Nassau County Police Department’s Law Enforcement Explorers for taking home five 1st Place Awards and for earning the National Championship in elite Drill Competition at the National Law Enforcement Conference held last week at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana.
The week-long conference, which is held every other year, provides Explorers from around the United States with competition-based learning combined with educational, hands-on activities that promote personal growth, teamwork, and career development.
In addition to successful defending their Drill Competition championship, Nassau County’s Explorers placed first in a number of categories in both Team and Individual events, including Best Uniform, Post Development, Crime Prevention, and Men’s Fitness. Thirteen total awards were won along the way.
“On behalf of all the residents of Nassau County, I congratulate the men and women of the Nassau County Police Exploring Program on their outstanding accomplishments at their national competition,” said County Executive Mangano. “I also applaud their families and the program advisors for all the support and training supplied all along the way.”
“We are extremely proud of the young men and women of the Exploring program and their recent accomplishments at the National Conference in Indiana,” said Acting Police Commissioner Krumpter. “The Explorers continue to not only win National awards but do great things here in our communities.”
More than 2,500 Law Enforcement Explorers participated in team competitions in Arrest and Search, Crime Scene Investigation, Bomb Threat Response, Judgment Pistol Shooting, and Crisis Negotiation. Seminars on bomb investigations, combating terrorism, executive protection, narcotic trafficking, gang recognition, hate crimes, surveillance methods and technology, and other topics were also offered by professional law enforcement specialists from across the nation.
The Nassau County Law Enforcement Exploring program is a worksite-based program for young men and women who are interested in finding out what challenges are involved in a career in Law Enforcement. It is open to those who are 14 to 21 years of age and who have completed the eighth grade.
In addition to training with Police Officers, Explorers participate in many service projects and community events throughout the year. For more information on the Nassau County Law Enforcement Exploring Program, please visit www.nclee.org.