Edina, Minn., Oct. 31, 2018 – Edina/Eden Prairie Law Enforcement Explorers Post 925 earned multiple awards at the 23rd-annual Minnesota Law Enforcement Exploring Conference in Duluth, Minnesota, in October.
“We are extremely proud of them and the hard work they put into preparing for the conference,” said Patrol Officer Nicole Frederick, one of the Post’s advisors.
The scenario-based competition required Explorers to act out in teams of three realistic scenarios related to law enforcement. The conference is designed to keep Explorers current on their skills, challenge participants and create an environment for learning. Post 925 took home several team awards, including:
- First place in white collar crime
- Second place in street decisions
- Third place hostage negotiation
- Third place burglary response
Nine participants from Post 925 competed against approximately 200 other Explorers during the conference.
Explorer Post 925 is made up of approximately 25 Edina and Eden Prairie students interested in law enforcement and ranging in age from 14 to 20. The Explorers learn firsthand about the law enforcement profession through lectures, practical scenarios, ride-alongs and volunteering with the Police Departments. Post 925 has several advisors from both the Edina and Eden Prairie Police departments.
Post 925 meets every Tuesday at the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility in Edina. For more information, contact the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1610.